Esthetic rehabilitation in young toddler - a case report

Shweta Bhayade, Anand Rathi and Milind Wasnik

Early childhood caries (ECC) is a diet-induced ailment branded by an early onset and rapid development. It ends in functional, aesthetic and psychological disturbances of the child. Losing anterior teeth at juvenile age may result in psychological ordeal to the child which may happen to be grim and deep seated and may result in an imbalance in the emotional growth of the child at an early age. The early loss of these teeth affects the speech, phonetics, esthetics of the face, function, drifting of adjacent teeth leading to space loss and affects the normal growth and development resulting malocclusion in later life.

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