Article: Volume 42 Number 10 Page 933 - December 2015

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Paediatric dentistry:  An Overview of Preformed Metal Crowns Part 1: Conventional Technique

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Abstract: This article details the clinical techniques for conventional preformed metal crown placement. It aims to increase the readers’ awareness of the clinical advantages of preformed metal crowns and the indications for their use. The second part will discuss the Hall Technique.

Clinical relevance: This two-part article aims to guide the reader through the conventional and alternative techniques available for placement of a preformed metal crown whilst providing an update of the evidence for each.

Author notes: Helen J Rogers, BDS, MFDS, Academic Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Dentistry, Unit of Oral Health and Development, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, Haris A Batley, BDS, Specialty Registrar in Orthodontics, Glasgow Dental Hospital, Glasgow, G2 3JZ and Chris Deery, BDS, MSc, FDS(Paeds), PhD, Professor/Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, Unit of Oral Health and Development, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, Claremont Crescent, Sheffield, S10 2TA, UK.

Objective: To understand the techniques available for preformed metal crowns (PMCs) and the evidence base surrounding them.

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