AN AESTHETIC RECONSTRUCTION OF GROSSLY DECAYED PRIMARY ANTERIOR TEETH – A CASE REPORTAbstract
Background: Early childhood caries is a rapidly progressing type of dental caries in children. It can lead to partial or complete loss of crown structure. Grossly decayed anterior teeth often lead to discomfort, and the child may face psychological, aesthetic, functional, and phonetic problems that affect the quality of life of the child, and it poses a challenge for the dentist to preserve the teeth until the eruption of succedaneous teeth. Case Description: This case report discusses the aesthetic reconstruction of grossly decayed primary maxillary incisors using Glass Fiber- Reinforced Composite Post and Core in a 5-year-old female patient. Placement of intracanal posts in pulpectomy treated teeth improves the retention of a coronal restoration. This technique of Glass Fiber- Reinforced Composite Post and Core restoration has shown promising results in the literature and has presented children’s dentist with an alternative treatment option for preserving the grossly decayed primary anterior teeth.
Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Asan Memorial Dental College and Hospital, Kodungaiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
05 March 2020
18 May 2020
24 November 2020
01 December 2020