img 59a48dba95b62 - Rebuilding an upper primary anterior tooth using a strip crown

Composite crowns are composite filled celluloid crowns forms. They have become a common method of restoring primary anterior teeth because they provide superior aesthetics as compared to other forms of anterior tooth coverage. Composite strip crowns rely on dentin and enamel adhesion for retention. Therefore the lack of tooth structure, the presence of moisture or hemorrhage contributes to compromised retention. They are less resistant to wear and fracture more readily than other anterior full coverage restorations. A 2002 study by Tate, et al., found that composite strip crowns had a failure rate of 51%, compared to an 8% failure rate of stainless steel crowns.With a good and cooperative patient, the time needed for placement is comparable to that of a stainless steel crown.

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