A number of conditions can lead to aesthetically unacceptable dentitions like dental caries, discoloration,
trauma, early loss of teeth, misalignment and any abnormality of shape and size. Today we have a large number of solutions
available for aesthetic problems in paediatric dentistry. But the biggest dilemma is: How to choose what is best for a particular
patient and that situation? Through this review we try to precisely highlight the various options for aesthetic restorations
along with their indications, advantages and disadvantages.
A search and analysis of international works on
aesthetics in paediatric dentistry is presented.
A considerable number of studies have shown that people are
more concerned about missing anterior teeth and their replacement than about posterior ones as aesthetics seems to be
more important than function.
Dental caries, although not life threatening, causes nagging pain and physical
as well as psychological discomfort. Nevertheless, it is clear that the condition is complex and multifactorial and hence it is
important to review the various approaches available to restore the lost aesthetics.
Vol.13 – n.1/2012
Harvard: S. Saha, P. Malik (2012) "Paediatric aesthetic dentistry: a review", European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 13(1), pp6-12. doi:
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