Perfecting the venerable SSC
1The Children’s Dentist, Harlingen, TX 78550, USA
DOI: 10.22514/jocpd.2023.047 Vol.47,Issue 5,September 2023 pp.1-3
Submitted: 29 December 2022 Accepted: 06 January 2023
Published: 03 September 2023
Stainless steel crowns (SSCs) are the preferred restoration of pediatric dentists for children requiring a pediatric dental rehabilitation due to their low cost and durability. Despite low technique sensitivity SSC placement can be challenging in some clinical situations including when placed on primary canines. Primary canines restored with SSCs often result in premature contacts and posterior open bite making acquiring an “as the patient presented” (ATPP) occlusion difficult when providing a pediatric dental rehabilitation. Opening of the posterior occlusion due to premature canine contact in a dental rehabilitation is often viewed as unavoidable. This technique article describes a simple method to address this clinical situation and reviews basic principles and techniques for placing SSCs.
Stainless steel crowns/SSCs; Dental rehabilitations; Ideal occlusion; Avoiding premature canine contacts
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