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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 83-87

Anterior and posterior crowns in primary dentition: A contemporary review

1 Oi/c Dental Centre, INHS Sanjivani, Kochi, Kerala, India
2 INHS Sanjivani, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Dr. Dempsy Chengappa MM
Oi/c Dental Centre, INHS Sanjivani, Naval Base, Kochi 682004, Kerala.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/INJO.INJO_35_20

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One of the most common problems faced by clinicians in pediatric dentistry is to provide restorations in primary and young permanent teeth which are aesthetically acceptable, durable and cost effective. A wide range of crowns are available for this purpose and the selection of the most appropriate crown will help achieve better final outcomes of treatment. The vary widely from being the directly bondable to the tooth surface to crowns which are luted onto the tooth surface. They may also vary in composition from metal crowns with or without facings to resin, polycarbonate, and ceramic crowns. This review attempts to assimilate and bring out the varied array of pediatric crowns available in the published data for utilization by the pedodontist as per the needs of the patient. The knowledge of the available resources and the various advantages, disadvantages and properties of the same will go a long way in enhancing the clinician’s ability to make the most appropriate choice for the patient.

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