Assessment of tooth discoloration under anterior zirconia crowns with the use of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) as a vital pulp therapy medicament in primary teeth

Date Added
March 9th, 2022
PRO Number
Alex Sherman

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Dental caries, or the bacterial process that causes cavities, is the most common chronic disease affecting children. For many children requiring treatment of the front teeth, there is an esthetic concern affecting treatment. A common material used to treat cavities that affect the nerve of the tooth can cause tooth discoloration. This study aims to determine whether a white crown can mask that discoloration, thereby reducing the esthetic concern for the use of this material. Because this material has many great qualities and is the standard of care for these nerve treatments, this may eliminate any esthetic concern and allow dentists to provide the best care for these children.

Recruitment Contact
MUSC Pediatric Dental Clinic

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