Zirconia crowns a new horizon in pediatric dentistry
Early Childhood Caries (ECC) continues to be a public health problem of global proportions, which entails the early carious involvement of the primary maxillary incisors followed by the maxillary and mandibular first primary molars and the mandibular cuspids .
Initially, the maxillary incisors develop a band of dull white demineralization along the gingival line that goes undetected by the parents. As the condition progresses, the white lesions develop into cavities that girdle the necks of the teeth in a brown or black collar
Numerous treatment approaches have been proposed to address the aesthetics and retention of restorations in these teeth. Intra-coronal tooth-colored restorations include glass ionomer cements, resin-modified glass ionomers (RMGI), polyacid-modified resins or resin composites. Full-coronal aesthetic restorations can also be used .