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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 1742529, 5 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1742529
Case Report

A Predictable Aesthetic Rehabilitation of Deciduous Anterior Teeth in Early Childhood Caries

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal 576104, Karnataka, India

Correspondence should be addressed to Rashmi Nayak; ude.lapinam@kayan.imhsar

Received 22 November 2017; Revised 16 February 2018; Accepted 18 February 2018; Published 3 April 2018

Academic Editor: Andrea Scribante

Copyright © 2018 Priyanka Agarwal 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

Aesthetic dentistry plays a significant role not only in adults but also in pediatric patients. However, a pediatric dentist is faced with the dual problem of satisfying the aesthetic expectations of the patient and parents as well as managing the pediatric patient. In the present era, there are numerous restorative techniques that can be applied to different clinical scenarios. However, we have to choose the technique that best suits our patient, not only biologically but also aesthetically, psychologically, functionally, and financially. The following paper presents the clinical sequence of rehabilitation of severely carious maxillary anterior teeth from left to right lateral incisors in a child with early childhood caries. Severely carious anterior teeth were endodontically treated. The central incisors were restored with gamma loop posts which is mainly used for pediatric patients in endodontically treated teeth. Lateral incisors were treated with Ribbond polyethylene fibre posts. Following this, all the teeth were restored aesthetically with free-hand composite buildup after proper shade selection. The occlusion was restored, and the restorations were finished and polished.