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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79-82

Biologic restoration of a traumatized maxillary central incisor in a toddler: A case report


Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, PMS College of Dental Science and Research, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Sheen Ann John
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, PMS College of Dental Science and Research, Thiruvanthapuram - 695 028, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.127068

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Trauma to the anterior teeth is relatively common in young children and teenagers. Traumatized anterior teeth require quick functional and aesthetic repair, and poses a challenge to the dental practitioner owing to the lack of co-operation ceded and the longer time invested. Reattachment of tooth fragment should be the first choice to restoring teeth when a usable fragment is available, since it gives a psychological and aesthetic advantage over the conventional technique. With the vast improvement in adhesive technology, reattachment is definitely a predictable treatment option for very young children. This paper describes the treatment of a 2½ year old female child who sustained crown-root fracture, extending subgingivally, in primary upper central incisor.






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