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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 231603, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/231603
Case Report

Fragment Reattachment after Atypical Crown Fracture in Maxillary Central Incisor

1Department of Restorative Dentistry, Araraquara Dental School, Univ. Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Rua Humaitá 1680, 14801-903 Araraquara, SP, Brazil
2Department of Dental Materials and Prosthodontics, Araraquara Dental School, Univ. Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Rua Humaitá 1680, 14801-903 Araraquara, SP, Brazil

Received 6 July 2014; Revised 11 December 2014; Accepted 11 December 2014; Published 24 December 2014

Academic Editor: Jiiang H. Jeng

Copyright © 2014 Vanessa Torraca Peraro Vaz et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background. Fracture by trauma is one of the most common types of dental injury in the permanent dentition among children and teenagers. Aim. The aim of this study was to report the treatment performed to an atypical dental trauma case in a maxillary central incisor of a young patient by means of reattachment of the tooth fragment. Case Description. A 12-year-old male patient suffered a vertical crown fracture to the maxillary right central incisor. After clinical and radiographic examinations, a conservative restorative treatment which consisted in the reattachment of the tooth fragment with flow resin was performed in order to preserve the dental element and to obtain maximum aesthetics. Conclusion. The reattachment of fractured fragment is a fast and easy technique that can be used successfully as an option to restore dental element which suffered trauma. Clinical Significance. This technique restores the aesthetics and function of the dental element with minimal discomfort to the patient.