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ECB. 2022; 11(8): 43-46


Dr. EMG Subramanian, Dr. Lavanya Govindaraju[, Dr.Aravind Kumar S.


Aim: The increase demand for a cost effective aesthetic replacement to stainless steel crowns invites various aesthetic
alternatives to paediatric dental practice, one among it is the Figaro crowns. Identifying the marginal fit of the new alternate crown
is equally important, for the crown to serve its purpose. Hence, The rationale of the present study was to assess the marginal
adaptation and discrepancy of the Figaro crowns between the mesial, distal, buccal and lingual surfaces in the primary teeth.
Materials and method: A typhodont tooth was prepared for placement of Figaro crowns and 15 duplicates of the prepared
typhodont tooth was made. The Figaro crowns were then cemented on the 15 duplicates using Type 1 Glass Ionomer Cement. The
duplicated teeth with Figaro crowns were then stored for 48 hours at room temperature and was assessed for the marginal adaptation
and discrepancy using stereomicroscope at 100x magnification. The measurements were then recorded in milli metres around the
circumference of each specimen. Results: The marginal adaptation of the Figaro crowns was found to be the best on the mesial
surface of the primary teeth followed by distal, lingual and buccal surfaces and the difference was also found to be statistically
significant (p=0.001). Only the lingual margins of the Figaro crowns extended beyond the cemento-enamel -junction, whereas all
other margins of the Figaro crowns relatively had supra Cemento-enamel junction level with statistical significance.
Conclusion: Figaro crowns for primary teeth have a good marginal adaptation and minimal marginal discrepancy, thus serving as
a reliable aesthetic replacement for Stainless steel crowns

Key words: Figaro crowns, marginal adaptation, Marginal discrepancy, Primary teeth

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