Paediatric aesthetic dentistry: A review

R. Saha, P. Malik

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Abstract

Aim A number of conditions can lead to aesthetically unacceptable dentitions like dental caries, discoloration, trauma, early loss of teeth, misalignment and any abnormality of shape and size. Today we have a large number of solutions available for aesthetic problems in paediatric dentistry. But the biggest dilemma is: How to choose what is best for a particular patient and that situation? Through this review we try to precisely highlight the various options for aesthetic restorations along with their indications, advantages and disadvantages. Methods A search and analysis of international works on aesthetics in paediatric dentistry is presented. Results A considerable number of studies have shown that people are more concerned about missing anterior teeth and their replacement than about posterior ones as aesthetics seems to be more important than function. Conclusion Dental caries, although not life threatening, causes nagging pain and physical as well as psychological discomfort. Nevertheless, it is clear that the condition is complex and multifactorial and hence it is important to review the various approaches available to restore the lost aesthetics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-12
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Volume13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2012
Externally publishedYes

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Pediatric Dentistry
Esthetics
Dental Caries
Tooth Discoloration
Tooth Loss
Dentition
Tooth
Psychology
Pain
Wounds and Injuries

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dentistry(all)

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Saha, R. ; Malik, P. / Paediatric aesthetic dentistry : A review. In: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. 2012 ; Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 6-12.
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Saha, R & Malik, P 2012, 'Paediatric aesthetic dentistry: A review', European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 6-12.

Paediatric aesthetic dentistry : A review. / Saha, R.; Malik, P.

In: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.08.2012, p. 6-12.

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