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J Adhes Dent. 2006 Oct;8(5):343-9.

Reattachment of a severely traumatized maxillary central incisor, one-year clinical evaluation: a case report.

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Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Ain-Shams University, Egypt. faridelaskary@hotmail.com

Abstract

Traumatic fracture of anterior teeth is one of the common dilemmas facing the dentist during daily practice. Classical treatment of a fractured tooth involving the pulp includes the use of post and core with or without a crown, or extraction of the remaining part of the fractured tooth and replacement with a three-unit fixed partial denture or an implant. With the improvement of adhesive systems, reattachment of the fractured tooth fragment became possible as a mode of treatment that immediately improves the esthetic quality of the restored tooth. This article presents a clinical technique for the restoration of a fractured maxillary central incisor, by reattaching the labial enamel fragment using a metallic post and resin composite restoration. One-year clinical evaluation revealed successful results for this technique.

PMID:
17080883
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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