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Tooth-Fragment Reattachment

Case Presentation for a Fractured Anterior Tooth

The development of advanced adhesive systems has made it possible to bond various substrates, eg, composite resin and vital or nonvital tooth structures. The management of coronal and coronoradicular fractures in the maxillary region with these adhesive materials is easier, safer, and more efficacious than the use of traditional treatment alternatives that involve the use of posts and cores and/or other mechanical devices to obtain retention. Ability to bond the dislocated segment of the fractured tooth constitutes a significant step forward in the management of this clinical condition.

*Professor, Operative Dentistry, CCS/STM, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil.

 

Learning Objectives:

This video describes the fractured tooth fragment reattachment when the fracture is severe and involves the biological width. Upon completion of this video, the viewer should have an enhanced understanding of the:

  • Principles of the reattachment procedure.
  • Clinical implementation.
  • Advantages of reattachment, particularly for young patients.

 

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