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Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
Open Access

ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

+44 1223 790975

Abstract

REATTACHMENT OF EMBEDDED TOOTH FRAGMENT: A CASE REPORT

Thejokrishna.P, Prabhakar AR, Kurthukoti AJ

Soft tissue injuries are relatively common following traumatic dental injuries in children. This report describes a case of a nine year old girl who had a foreign body embedded in the lower lip due to fall, while playing. Thorough clinical examination followed by soft tissue radiographs confirmed the presence of a fractured incisal fragment, which was surgically retrieved under local anesthesia. The fragment was then reattached using a dentin bonding agent. Fragment reattachment is a realistic alternative to resin composite buildup for restoring esthetics and function of the traumatized dentition. The natural fragments can be used to ensure the restoration “ad integrum” of the dental crown by simple bonding. With expected improved bonding technology in the future, these fragments may serve for many years.

Published Date: 2010-12-31;

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