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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2018, Article ID 2012578, 4 pages
Case Report

Conservative Vertical Groove Technique for Tooth Rehabilitation: 3-Year Follow-Up

1Department of Pedodontics, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, India
2Department of Pedodontics, G Pulla Reddy Dental College, Kurnool, India
3Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, India
4Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sri Sai College of Dental Surgery, Vikarabad, India
5Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, MNR Dental College & Hospital, Sangareddy, India

Correspondence should be addressed to Dhanalaxmi Karre; moc.liamg@78anahd.rd

Received 10 August 2017; Accepted 22 October 2017; Published 28 January 2018

Academic Editor: Michelle A. Chinelatti

Copyright © 2018 Dhanalaxmi Karre 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.


Reattachment of tooth fragment is a simple, conservative, and noninvasive procedure, and it is the most currently acceptable treatment option. This article presents management of two accidentally damaged maxillary incisors using direct composite resin restoration and fractured tooth fragment. With the advancements in adhesive dentistry, tooth fragment reattachment procedure has become simpler and clinically reliable. The present paper is a report of 3-year follow-up of coronally fractured tooth treated with a very conservative technique of tooth fragment reattachment using vertical groove preparation and reinforcement with fiber post.