Pediatric Crowns: From Stainless Steel to Zirconia

Dec. 20, 2016

A Peer-Reviewed Publication Written by Ian Shuman, DDS, MAGD, AFAAID


Although advances in preventative dentistry techniques; and community-fluoridated water as well as increased dental education have reduced the incidence of caries in children, early childhood caries is still highly prevalent in the U.S. and worldwide. When the carious lesion is too large to restore with a direct restoration, a preformed pediatric crown is indicated.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

1. Identify the clinical issues that require pediatric crowns;

2. Know the types of crowns available for primary teeth;

3. Describe the strategies for preparing full-coverage crowns for primary teeth;

4. Understand the methods used for cementation of primary crowns.

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