Digital workflow in pediatric dentistry. A case report.

Moldovan Marcieana 1, Laios Daria 2, Miches Marina Adriana 3, Muntean Alexandrina 3
1 George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Târgu-Mureș, Romania
2 County Hospital Cluj
3 Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Introduction. This study aims to discuss the diagnosis, treatment plan, and results from the esthetic point of view and the patient’s adaptability and acceptability of prosthetic and orthodontic restorations performed using CAD-CAM technology on the mandibular arch of a child patient.
Case presentation. A 6-year-old patient presented to our dental clinic, subjectively asymptomatic but desiring to improve her esthetic appearance and achieve oral health. She was diagnosed with caries of various sizes, simple as well as complicated, some teeth being therapeutically irrecoverable, others requiring endodontic treatments and extensive crown restorations. Thus, treating the mandibular arch teeth using esthetic materials and CAD-CAM technology was decided.
Conclusions. At the 6 months evaluation after cementing the prosthetic crown on tooth number 7.4 and 3 months after cementing the space maintainer on tooth number 8.5, the digitized fabricated pieces have increased esthetics, no cracks or other physical/mechanical damage appeared, and the patient, accepting them from the first day, is happy with their presence in the oral cavity.