M Manju1, Srinivas L Shanthraj2, KC Savitha3, Ntasha Sethi4
1Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Dr. Syamala Reddy Dental College, Hospital and Research center, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
2Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet, Karnataka, India.
3Department of Prosthodontics, Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet, Karnataka, India.
4Consultant Pediatric Dentist, Total Dental Care, Najafgarh, New Delhi, India.
Trauma to the anterior teeth affects the esthetic and psychological well-being of the patient. Advancement in the adhesive dentistry has facilitated the restoration of the coronal tooth fractures by minimally invasive procedures when the original tooth fragment is available. Reattachment of fractured fragment offers immediate treatment with improved preponderant aesthetics and restoration of function. Here, we describe a case of complicated fracture of the maxillary left immature permanent central incisor, which was treated endodontically followed by esthetic reattachment of the fractured fragment using the glass fiber post. Functional demands and esthetic considerations of the patient were fully met with this biologic mode of fragment reattachment.
Keywords: Fragment reattachment, tooth fragment, traumatic injury.