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J Dent Child (Chic). 2012 May-Aug;79(2):79-83.

Multidisciplinary treatment of a subgingivally fractured tooth with indirect composite restoration: a case report.

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  • 1Department of Pedodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Ondokuz Mayis University, Samsun, Turkey. aycaulusoy@yahoo.com

Abstract

In pediatric patients, anterior teeth with fractures that extend subgingivally require a complex treatment plan that addresses biologic, esthetic, and functional factors, such as mastication and speech. The purpose of this clinical report was to describe a technique using indirect composite restoration to restore a subgingivally fractured permanent maxillary right central incisor in a 10-year-old boy. Due to the complex nature of the treatment, a multidisciplinary approach was used to restore the tooth. The crown fragment was removed, and endodontic treatment was performed. The tooth was then extruded orthodontically. A glass fiber post was placed to improve retention, and an indirect composite restoration was placed. A clinical and radiographic evaluation at a follow-up appointment 1 year later confirmed that the technique used in this case can be a good option for restoring anterior teeth with subgingival fractures.

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