Journal article

Managing molars with severe molar-incisor hypomineralization: A cost-effectiveness analysis within German healthcare

Karim Elhennawy, Paul-Georg Jost-Brinkmann, David John Manton, Sebastian Paris, Falk Schwendicke

JOURNAL OF DENTISTRY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Dentists have a range of options for managing molars with severe molar-incisor hypomineralization (MIH), each with different long-term implications. The cost-effectiveness of managing molars with severe MIH was assessed. METHODS: A mixed public-private-payer perspective within German healthcare was adopted. Individuals with one to four severely MIH-affected molars were followed over their lifetime. We compared: (1) removal of the tooth/teeth and orthodontic alignment of the second and third molars (Ex/Ortho); (2) restoration of the tooth using resin composite (Comp); (3) restoration using an indirect metal crown after temporizing it using a preformed metal crown (PMC/IR). The hea..

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