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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
November/December 2006
Volume 37 , Issue 10

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A conservative approach for the management of a crown-root fracture

Yoav Grossmann, DMD / Jose Araz-Dutari, DDS, DMD / Sami M. Chogle, BDS, DDS, MSD / Markus B. Blatz, Dr Med Dent / Avishai Sadan, DMD

Pages: 753759
PMID: 17078272

Subgingival crown-root fractures are major complications that jeopardize tooth survival and require the clinician to adopt a multidisciplinary approach combining different dental specialties to effectively treat the teeth and ensure long-term survival. Fragment reattachment is a conservative therapeutic option for uncomplicated crown-root fractures. However, biologic width involvement must be carefully evaluated and addressed. This article describes a case of restoration of a crown-root fracture by means of periodontal surgical exposure of the fracture, crown and root recontouring, and fragment reattachment. (Quintessence Int 2006;37:753759)

Key words: adhesion, biologic width, crown-root fracture, reattachment

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