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International Journal of Dentistry
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 3163904, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3163904
Research Article

Esthetic Concerns and Acceptability of Treatment Modalities in Primary Teeth: A Comparison between Children and Their Parents

1Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Riyadh 11681, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Preventive Dentistry, Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Riyadh 11681, Saudi Arabia
3Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Riyadh 11681, Saudi Arabia

Received 20 January 2016; Revised 19 May 2016; Accepted 12 June 2016

Academic Editor: Carlos A. Munoz-Viveros

Copyright © 2016 Sharat Chandra Pani 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 and Aim. Esthetic concerns in primary teeth have been studied mainly from the point of view of parents. The aim of this study was to study compare the opinions of children aged 5–8 years to have an opinion regarding the changes in appearance of their teeth due to dental caries and the materials used to restore those teeth. Methodology. A total of 107 children and both of their parents (), who were seeking dental treatment, were included in this study. A tool comprising a questionnaire and pictures of carious lesions and their treatment arranged in the form of a presentation was validated and tested on 20 children and their parents. The validated tool was then tested on all participants. Results. Children had acceptable validity statistics for the tool suggesting that they were able to make informed decisions regarding esthetic restorations. There was no difference between the responses of the children and their parents on most points. Zirconia crowns appeared to be the most acceptable full coverage restoration for primary anterior teeth among both children and their parents. Conclusion. Within the limitations of the study it can be concluded that children in their sixth year of life are capable of appreciating the esthetics of the restorations for their anterior teeth.