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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 581934, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/581934
Case Report

Restoration of Strip Crown with a Resin-Bonded Composite Cement in Early Childhood Caries

1Department of Dental Hygiene, Kangwon National University, Samcheok, Republic of Korea
2Department of Preventive Dentistry and Public Oral Health, Research Center for Orofacial Hard Tissue Regeneration, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
3Department of Dental Hygiene, Cheongju University, Cheongju, Republic of Korea
4Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Wonkwang University, Sanbon 435-040, Republic of Korea

Received 16 July 2013; Accepted 22 August 2013

Academic Editors: G. Gómez-Moreno, C. Kitamura, and C. Ledesma-Montes

Copyright © 2013 Mi-ae Jeong 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.

Abstract

Background. Early childhood caries is a widely prevalent disease throughout the world. It is necessary to treat this condition in early childhood; however, child behavior management may be particularly challenging during treatment. To overcome this challenge, we used Carigel to remove caries and RelyX Unicem resin cement for strip crown restoration. It not only has the desired aesthetic effect but is also more effective for primary teeth, which are used for a shorter period than permanent teeth are. Case Presentation. We report a case of three pediatric patients with early childhood caries, in whom caries was removed by using Carigel to avoid the risk of pulpal exposure associated with high-speed handpieces. Subsequently, aesthetic restoration was performed using strip crown with RelyX Unicem self-adhesive resin cement. Conclusion. RelyX Unicem has the following advantages: (1) not requiring have any special skills for the dentist for performing the procedure, (2) decreased occurrence of bubbles during injection of the cement, and (3) overall short duration of the procedure. Thus, it is appropriate for the treatment of pediatric patients whose behavior is difficult to manage. However, further studies are required in order to establish the use of RelyX Unicem as a stable restorative material in early childhood caries.