Surgical Extrusion of a Complete Crown Fractured Tooth: A Case Report
Keywords:Dental trauma, complete crown fracture, root extrusion, splinting
Complete crown fracture is a dental injury affecting enamel, dentin, and pulp and unfortunately crown is lost usually due to loss of tooth structure. Root-crown lengthening can be performed if an acceptable root-crown ratio is preserved for the retention of root. This paper presents a case report of a mandibular canine incisor tooth having complete crown fracture. Root-crown lengthening is performed by surgical extrusion of the root coronally, splintted using a semi-rigid splint and prognosis was successful after one year later. Treatment of complete crown fracture by surgical extrusion and splintting may be a good alternative for general practitioners since it is an easy and short time requiring technique necessiating less equipments.
How to cite this article: Yiğit Özer S, Uysal İ, Bahşi E. Surgical Extrusion of a Complete Crown Fractured Tooth: A Case Report. Int Dent Res 2011;2:70-74.
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