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Rehabilitation with Esthetic Functional Fixed Space Maintainer: A Report of Two Cases

Luiz ER Volpato, Aline SB Crivelli, Ellen TRT Oliveira, Antonio MS Nobreza, Andrei Rosa

Keywords : Child, Pediatric prosthodontics, Primary dentition

Citation Information : Volpato LE, Crivelli AS, Oliveira ET, Nobreza AM, Rosa A. Rehabilitation with Esthetic Functional Fixed Space Maintainer: A Report of Two Cases. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2021; 14 (2):315-318.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1921

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Background: Early loss of anterior primary teeth occurs mainly due to dental caries and trauma and may cause functional changes and negatively impact children's quality of life and social interaction. Aim and objective: This article reports two cases in which pediatric patients with different dental losses were rehabilitated with esthetic functional fixed space maintainers with tube-bar system. Cases description: In the first case, a 3-year-old boy with a missing upper central incisor due to dental trauma was rehabilitated with an esthetic functional fixed space maintainer with tube-bar system. In the second case, a 5-year-old boy lost three upper incisors, also due to dental trauma. He was likewise rehabilitated with an esthetic functional fixed space maintainer with tube-bar system. Conclusion: The rehabilitation of early losses of anterior primary teeth by fixed esthetic functional space maintainers with tube-bar system proved to be a favorable treatment option regardless of the age of the patient or the number of missing teeth. Clinical significance: Early loss of anterior primary teeth may have a major impact on the pediatric patient and is still a challenge in clinical practice. This article presents an effective and inexpensive alternative to this clinical situation.

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