Reattachment of subgingivally fractured central incisor with an open apex

Eden E. , Yanar S., Sönmez S.

DENTAL TRAUMATOLOGY, vol.23, no.3, pp.184-189, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1600-9657.2005.00408.x
  • Title of Journal : DENTAL TRAUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.184-189
  • Keywords: fragment reattachment, resin composite restoration, tooth fracture, periodontal surgery, AUTOGENOUS TOOTH FRAGMENT, RESTORATION


A case report of a 6-year-old girl with a fractured maxillary left central incisor with an open apex is presented. The procedure used to repair the fracture included flap surgery with an intrasulcular incision and endodontic treatment. The patient was called for 3 months regular follow-up to check the root formation. At the end of 32 months just before the root was obturated by guttaperka, she fractured the same tooth. Flap surgery was repeated and the tooth was restored. The root canal was obturated with a root filling paste and guttaperka as the apex was closed. Examination 10 months after treatment revealed good periodontal health, aesthetics and normal function.