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Volume 20 , Issue 6
November/December 2000

Pages 613-617

Treatment of a Cracked Tooth with a Resin-Ionomer Restoration and a Connective Tissue Graft: A Case Report

Randall J. Harris, DDS

PMID: 11203598
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0388

Treatment of a cracked tooth can be difficult and unpredictable. Quite often, the most predictable treatment possible is simply extraction. This is a case report of the treatment of a cracked tooth with a resin-ionomer restoration and a connective tissue with partial-thickness double pedicle graft. The crack was detected during a routine root coverage procedure using this type of graft. A resin-ionomer was used to repair the crack. Then, the root coverage procedure was completed. Complete root coverage was obtained, including the portion of the root that was repaired. The results remained stable and the tooth treated remained asymptomatic. Clinically, the treatment was a success.

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