Inter J Stomatol ›› 2017, Vol. 44 ›› Issue (2): 125-129.doi: 10.7518/gjkq.2017.02.001

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Restoration of preformed metal crown on dental caries of primary molars

Zheng Liwei, Zou Jing, Xia Bin, Liu Yingqun, Huang Yang, Zhao Jin   

  1. 1. West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University;
    2. Hospital of Stomatology, Peking University;
    3. Hospital of Stomatology, Harbin Medical University;
    4. Hospital of Stomatology, Jilin University;
    5. The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical UniversityThis study was supported by the National Key Clinical Specialist Construction Program of China, Pediatric Dentistry004-0305401313.
  • Received:2016-05-01 Online:2017-03-01 Published:2017-03-01
  • Contact: 英文通讯作者

Abstract: Dental caries of primary teeth is a common childhood oral disease. The third national oral health epidemiological investigation revealed a high prevalence of caries and low consultation rates in primary teeth of Chinese children. Based on the typical morphological anatomy and structural characteristics of primary teeth, children’s caries are caused by unhealthy dietary habits and other relevant factors. Moreover, dental caries of primary teeth show more specific clinical manifestations compared with those of permanent teeth, thereby possibly affecting the succedaneous permanent teeth, growth, and development of children and even physiological health. In contemporary dentistry, primary teeth dental caries are mainly treated with drugs, restorative treatment, or both; whereas clinical operators prefer restorative treatment as the main treatment method. Preformed metal crowns, a subclass of restorative treatment, are typically preferred for extensive carious lesions of primary teeth in clinical practice. This article reviews the available information regarding preformed metal crown restorative treatment of primary tooth dental caries, including its background, clinical indications, clinical pathway, and related studies.

Key words: early childhood caries, dental caries of primary tooth, restorative therapy, preformed metal crowns

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  • R788+.1

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