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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2011, Article ID 864254, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/864254
Case Report

Glass Fibre-Reinforced Composite Post and Core Used in Decayed Primary Anterior Teeth: A Case Report

Department of Pedodontics, Dr HSJ Institue of Dental Sciences and Research, 134109 Chandigarh, India

Received 13 June 2011; Accepted 25 July 2011

Academic Editors: J. R. Gonzales, T. Lombardi, and M. H. K. Motamedi

Copyright © 2011 Leena Verma and Sidhi Passi. 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.

Abstract

Aesthetic requirement of severely mutilated primary anterior teeth in the case of early childhood caries has been a challenge to pediatric dentist. Among restorative treatment options, prefabricated crown and biological and resin composite restoration either by means of direct or indirect technique are mentioned in the literature. This paper presents the clinical sequence of rehabilitation of maxillary anterior primary teeth. Endodontic treatment was followed by the placement of a glass fibre-reinforced composite resin post. The crown reconstruction was done with composite restoration. Resin glass fibre post has best properties in elasticity, translucency, adaptability, tenaciousness, and resistance to traction and to impact. Along with ease of application, fiber can be used as an alternative to traditionally used materials in the management of early childhood caries.