Comparison of Parental Satisfaction of Stainless Steel Crowns vs. Zirconia Crowns in Primary Mandibular Molars

Author(s): Sruthi Suguna and Deepa Gurunathan*

Aim: To compare and evaluate the parental satisfaction of Stainless Steel Crowns (SSCs) and zirconia crowns in primary mandibular molars.

Materials & Methods: 15 healthy paediatric children of both genders with age group ranging from 4 to 7 years were accounted for the study. The design of the present study is a split-mouth trial wherein the effectiveness of two different crowns (SSCs and Zirconia crowns) were evaluated within the same patient. Tooth preparation was done according to the manufacturers recommendations depending upon the crown each patient would receive. All crowns were cemented with Type I GIC luting cement. Patients were evaluated at 1 week and 1 month interval.

Results: The parental satisfaction was high with both crowns. However, only 7 parents (46.6%) were satisfied with the colour of SSC, whereas 15 parents (100%) were satisfied with the colour of zirconia.

Conclusion: Zirconia crowns can be used as an aesthetic alternative restorative option to SSC in the near future.


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