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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 515713, 5 pages
Case Report

Long-Term Clinical Performance of Aesthetic Restorations in Primary Molars: A Case Report

1Faculty of Dentistry, Fluminense Federal University, Nova Friburgo, RJ 28652-650, Brazil
2Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21941-913, Brazil

Received 2 June 2011; Accepted 7 July 2011

Academic Editors: N. Brezniak, A. Markopoulos, and M. J. Wahl

Copyright © 2011 Luciana Pomarico et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


There is a great diversity of restorative materials and techniques for deciduous molars with significant coronal destruction, including resin composite restorations and biologic restorations (portions of natural teeth). By using 4 evaluation methods, this study aimed at longitudinally evaluating the effectiveness of restorations in the deciduous molars of a patient having high caries activity, using adhesive techniques. The evaluation methods consisted of the fibre-optic transillumination method, clinical evaluation based on the United States Public Health Service criteria, radiographs, and an indirect method, scanning electron microscopy. Despite the patient's poor biofilm control, the restorative techniques were shown to be efficacious, particularly the biologic restorative technique.