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REVIEW ARTICLE

Digitainers—Digital Space Maintainers: A Review

Kiran GS Dhanotra, Rupinder Bhatia

Keywords : 3D printing, CAD/CAM, Digital technology, Pediatric dentistry, Space maintainers

Citation Information :

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2040

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 27-12-2021

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


Abstract

To summarize the limitations of commonly used space maintainers (SMs) and provide an insight into the field\'s technological advances to overcome them, this review was conducted. With the rapid advancement of digital technologies, there is always something new to learn while also redefining the current fads. Digital workflow is not a new concept in dentistry, but it has only just begun to be used in pediatric dentistry. The curiosity to explore has led to the development of digital devices as SMs. They appear potential for usage in children because of their impressive advantages of precision, comfort, and a time-saving approach. This workflow helps lessen fear and improve children\'s cooperation and enthusiasm for dental appointments by cutting down on chairside time and shortening procedures.


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