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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

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

Publication:
October 2011
Volume 42 , Issue 9

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Multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of a complicated crown-root fracture in a young patient: A case report

José Carlos Monteiro de Castro, DDS, MS, PhD/Wilson Roberto Poi, DDS, MS, PhD/Denise Pedrini, DDS, MS, PhD/Adelisa Rodolfo Ferreira Tiveron, DDS, MS/Daniela Atili Brandini, DDS, MS, PhD/Mara Antônio Monteiro de Castro, DDS, MS

Pages: 729–735
PMID: 21909497

Crown-root fractures in permanent teeth cause esthetic and functional problems. This paper reports the case of a complicated crown-root fracture in the maxillary right central incisor of a young patient who was treated with a multidisciplinary approach in two phases. A modified Widman flap, root canal therapy, glass fiber post cementation, and adhesive tooth fragment reattachment were performed shortly after an accident. Satisfactory esthetic and functional outcomes were obtained. However, the patient did not attend follow-up visits and returned after 7 years. During this second phase, the clinical and radiographic examination showed stability and adaptation of the fragment and good periodontal health conditions, but crown darkening and a radiolucent image associated with the root apex of the fractured tooth were also observed. The periapical lesion was surgically removed by apicoectomy, and the esthetics were recovered with a direct composite resin veneer on the traumatized tooth. (Quintessence Int 2011;42:729–735)

Key words: dental bonding, patient care planning, tooth fractures, tooth injuries

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