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CASE REPORT

Esthetics in Pediatric Dentistry—BioFlx Crowns: Case Series

Mridula Goswami, Babita Jangra, Neha Chauhan, Anusha Khokhar

Keywords : Case report, Crowns, Dental caries, Esthetics, Pediatric dentistry

Citation Information : Goswami M, Jangra B, Chauhan N, Khokhar A. Esthetics in Pediatric Dentistry—BioFlx Crowns: Case Series. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2024; 17 (3):357-361.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2766

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Abstract

Background: The crown is considered the most effective restoration for the management of dental caries. It reproduces the morphology and contour of the damaged coronal portion of the tooth while maintaining its function. The esthetic needs of children and the demands of parents bring advancement in dentistry toward a new era of esthetic crowns. In this era of esthetic crowns, the newly introduced preformed BioFlx crown seems to be an effective esthetic treatment option. Case description: In the present case series, full coverage restoration for the management of carious and pulp therapy-treated primary molars was done by esthetic and flexible BioFlx crown (Kids-e-Dental, LLP, Mumbai, India). Over a 6 months period, the crowns have demonstrated good retention and esthetic results. Conclusion: Dealing with the esthetic needs of children and managing primary molars using BioFlx crowns would be practical and successful. Clinical significance: The treatment described in the case series is a new advancement in pediatric dentistry with promising esthetic alternatives.


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