Executive Editor: Edward Ellis III, Kazuo Shimozato

General Editor: Daniel Buchbinder

Authors: J Andreasen, CP Cornelius, N Gellrich, S Hillerup, K Kusumoto, W Schubert

Dentoalveolar Trauma - Tooth fracture, enamel/dentin - Dentin exposure

Aftercare following treatment of enamel-dentin fractures

Follow-up on tooth vitality is advisable. If pulp vitality is retained at 6 months posttrauma no further follow-up is needed. In case of pulp necrosis, appropriate endodontic therapy has to be implemented.
Temporary or even permanent restoration may be achieved with composite resin augmentation or by replacement of the fragment with composite etch technique. Definitive treatment with porcelain restoration, if needed, should be deferred until termination of patient growth.




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