Reattachment of anterior teeth fragments: A conservative approach

Georgia V. MacEdo, Patricia I. Diaz, Carlos Augusto Carlos, André V. Ritter

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Abstract

Coronal fractures of the anterior teeth are a common form of dental trauma that mainly affects children and adolescents. One of the options for managing coronal tooth fractures when the tooth fragment is available and there is no or minimal violation of the biological width is the reattachment of the dental fragment. Reattachment of fractured tooth fragments can provide good and long-lasting esthetics (because the tooth's original anatomic form, color, and surface texture are maintained). It also restores function, provides a positive psychological response, and is a relatively simple procedure. Patient cooperation and understanding of the limitations of the treatment is of utmost importance for good prognosis. This article reports on two coronal tooth fracture cases that were successfully treated using tooth fragment reattachment. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE Reattachment of fractured tooth fragments offers a viable restorative option for the clinician because it restores tooth function and esthetics with the use of a very conservative and cost-effective approach. (J Esthet Restor Dent 20:5-20, 2008)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-18
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008

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  • Dentistry(all)

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