Overview

Although advances in the application of preventive dentistry techniques, widespread acceptance of community fluoridated water, and increased dental education in parents have reduced the incidence of caries in children, there is still a high prevalence of severe early childhood caries (ECC) especially in the lower socioeconomic population.

Aesthetic treatment of severely decayed primary teeth is one of the greatest challenges to pediatric dentists. Aesthetic full coverage restorations are available for anterior and posterior primary teeth. This continuing education course will concentrate on aesthetic full coverage restorations for anterior primary teeth.

The topics covered in this course are fabrication and placement of:

  • Stainless steel crowns/open faced stainless steel crowns.
  • Composite strip crowns.
  • Pre-veneered stainless steel crowns.
  • Zirconia crowns.