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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-43

Biological aspects of tooth fragment reattachment in immature incisors

Department of Dentistry, University College of Medical Sciences, G.T.B. Hospital, New Delhi, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.16027

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Tooth fragment reattachment is a relatively new technique and there are many aspects which still need to be explored. Reported here is a case of enamel and dentin fracture of 11 and 21. There was a very thin layer of dentin clinically over the pulp chamber and the root apices were immature. The reattachment procedure was modified slightly. The initial joint was made with protective calcium hydroxide and glass ionomer cement on the approximating surfaces. The further reattachment was accomplished using composites and acid etch technique. This was done for pulpal protection. After six months, reattachment was intact and successful with no staining, sensitivity or pain. The radiographs revealed root completion of the immature incisors. The reattachment procedure proved to be biologically superior in addition to its esthetic value and psychological advantage.


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