Stainless Steel Crowns in Pediatric Dentistry


No other factor plays a more significant role in pediatric dentistry then the restoration of deciduous dentition till its normal time of esfoliation.

Premature loss of deciduous tooth might lead to wide range of implications.

The stainless steel crown is the best restorative material for the treatment of badly broken down primary teeth.

In this review article we discuss the role of stainless steel crowns in pediatric dentistry.

Introduction : Preformed metal crowns, also referred to as stainless steel crowns were introduced to pediatric dentistry by Humphrey in 1950.

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Since then they have become an invaluable restorative material in the treatment of badly broken primary teeth.

They are generally considered superior to large multisurface amalgam restorations and have a longer clinical lifespan then two or three surface amalgam restorations.

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Dr. Vivek Mehta




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