ESTHETIC REHABILITATION BY FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITE SPACE MAINTAINER FOR ANTERIOR MISSING TEETH IN PEDIATRIC PATIENT: A CASE REPORT
Dr. Saraswathi V. Naik*, Dr. Devamatha Priyadarshini, Dr. Mohammed Salman Ali, Dr. Basappa N. and Dr. Raju O.S.
Dental trauma is generally affecting the teeth associated with soft tissue injuries and result in fractured, avulsion or lost anterior teeth. The fiber-reinforced composite represent an interesting alternative to conventional metal bridges and is suitable to replace a missing permanent anterior tooth, especially in growing child until a fixed prosthesis can be provided at the end of growth period. The aim of present clinical case report is to describe a conservative provisional treatment of the anterior missing tooth using fiber-reinforced composite. A 11-year-old girl reported with the chief complaint of missing tooth in upper front tooth region of jaw. Patient gave history of trauma resulted into avulsion of upper right central incisor. The treatment was planned to replace the edentulous space with an acrylic tooth bonded to fiber reinforced composite as a space maintainer. Patient was recalled after 1 week, 1 month, 6 months, 12 months and yearly for followup. FRC technique suggests an alternative treatment option for the temporarily replacement of a missing anterior tooth. Using this technique, it is possible to restore esthetics and function.
Keywords: Fiber reinforced composite, Avulsion, Dental trauma, Space Maintainer.
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