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Oper Dent. 2004 Mar-Apr;29(2):226-33.

Reattachment of fractured teeth: a review of literature regarding techniques and materials.

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University of Oeste de Santa Catarina, UNOESC-JoaƧaba, SC, Brazil.


Anterior crown fractures are a common form of injury that mainly affects children and adolescents. The position of maxillary incisors and their eruptive pattern carries a significant risk for trauma. In the pre-adhesive era, fractured teeth needed to be restored either with pin-retained inlays or cast restorations that sacrificed healthy tooth structure and were a challenge for clinicians to match with adjacent teeth. The development of adhesive dentistry has allowed dentists to use the patient's own fragment to restore the fractured tooth. Since then, several successful case reports that use a variety of techniques and materials to reattach fractured teeth have been published. This article presents a comprehensive literature review on techniques and materials used to restore uncomplicated dental trauma.

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