Multidiciplinary treatment of complicated subgingivally fractured permanent central incisors: two case reports

ERTUĞRUL F. , EDEN E. , Ilgenli T.

DENTAL TRAUMATOLOGY, cilt.24, ss.61-66, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Subgingival crown fractures with pulp exposure in permanent teeth present both endodontic and restorative problems with unfavorable prognosis. Numerous restorative techniques such as resin composite restorations with and without pins, crowns and reattachment of the fractured dental fragment could be listed as the treatment options. There are several successful cases in the literature where advantages of less microleakage and proper gingival biocompatibility in cases with reattachment of the tooth fragment were reported. Two cases of palatinal subgingival crown fractures are reported. Both had been restored by reattachment of the fragment and composite with the help of the flap surgery. Follow up visits (Case 1 for 4 years and Case 2 for 1 year) revealed satisfactory esthetics and function.