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Computer-aided Design and Manufacturing Crown on Primary Molars: An Innovative Case Report

Petros Mourouzis, Aristidis Arhakis, Kosmas Tolidis

Keywords : CAD/CAM, Hybrid ceramic crown, Primary molars

Citation Information : Mourouzis P, Arhakis A, Tolidis K. Computer-aided Design and Manufacturing Crown on Primary Molars: An Innovative Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2019; 12 (1):76-79.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1591

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Aim: Crowns are applicable on primary teeth with extensive caries, cervical decalcification, developmental defects, interproximal caries extending beyond line angles, and following pulpotomy or pulpectomy. Background: Until now, prefabricated crowns, i.e., stainless-steel crowns (SSCs), pre-veneered SSC, and all ceramic/porcelain/zirconia crowns have been available in a range of sizes to match the first and the second primary molar teeth. Case description: This case report illustrates a clinical use of computer-aided design and manufacturing technology (CAD/CAM) for the fabrication of a crown for a decayed primary molar using a study model as a reference. The material used was a hybrid ceramic CAD/CAM block. Conclusion: This approach has the advantage of the customization of the abutment tooth in contrast to the previously mentioned prefabricated options.

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