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 - Enamel only

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Glossary

1 Decision/Indication top

In many cases no immediate treatment is needed other than smoothing of sharp fracture edges. The fracture can be left for later restoration which in most cases will consist of augmentation with composite resin material.

In case of pulp necrosis (which occurs very rarely), appropriate endodontic therapy has to be instituted.

2 Treatment top

Smoothening of rough edges with a burr enlarge

Smoothing of rough edges with a burr will suffice as primary treatment. If the loss of substance necessitates replacement this may be achieved with composite resin materials or in more severe cases with a porcelain veneer.


Smoothed edges enlarge

v1.0 2009-12-03