AESTHETIC REHABILATION OF PRIMARY MAXILLARY ANTERIOR TEETH: A CASE REPORT
Dr. Priyanka Choudhury*, Dr. Amitabha Chakraborty, Dr. Sinjana Jana and Dr. Bibhas Dey
Aesthetic rehabilitation of traumatic/cariogenic tooth loss in toddlers could be achieved by either removable or fixed appliance as per parents’ desire. Here we are presenting a case of a three-year child who had lost his primary maxillary anterior teeth due to caries (extraction was done prior to reporting in department). A fixed appliance was fabricated with a specially designed wire spur and attachment using maxillary second primary molar for support to facilitate acrylization of anterior teeth. The spur basically enhanced the surface area to facilitate better retention of the acrylic. The patient was followed up in respective interval of 72 hours, 3months and every 3 months until the eruption of the maxillary permanent anterior teeth. Such fixed appliance could be a promising option for paediatric aesthetic rehabilitation along with psychological benefit to the child.
Keywords: Aesthetic rehabilitation, fixed appliance, primary teeth.
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