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Heidari A, Shahrabi M, Hosseini Z, Sari NM. Periodontal Assessment of Permanent Molar Teeth Restored with Stainless Steel Crown in Terms of Pocket Depth, Bleeding on Probing, Gingival Color and Inflammation. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2019; 12 (2):116-119.
Aim: This study assessed the gingival health of permanent first molars before and 6 months after restoration with stainless steel crowns (SSCs).
Materials and methods: This study was conducted on 23 children aged 6 to 12 years who required SSCs for their permanent first molars in one quadrant and had a contralateral first molar without SSC. Gingival color, inflammation, bleeding on probing (BOP), and probing pocket depth (PPD) were measured around both teeth. SSC was placed and, 6 months later, the same parameters were measured at both sides.
Results: Gingival color significantly improved and PPD, BOP, and inflammation in mesiobuccal and mesiolingual areas around the first molars restored with SSC significantly decreased after 6 months (p < 0.05). However, in distobuccal and distolingual areas, no significant change occurred in these indices 6 months after placement of SSC (p > 0.05).
Conclusion: The results showed that SSCs with proper fit have no adverse effect on gingiva of permanent first molars given that the patient maintains a good oral hygiene.
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