International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 2, Part F
Five-year follow-up of reattachment of crown fracture with polyethylene fiber post: A case report
AUTHOR(S): Esin Özlek and Gizem Kadi
Tooth fractures should be treated urgently. Different treatment options can be applied according to localization of the fracture. In the restoration of fractured roots after endodontic treatment, bringing the crown-root fragments together can be preferred. This article aimed to report that reattachment of crown fracture with composite resin using a polyethylene fiber post.
A 40-year-old male patient was admitted to a dentistry faculty with the complaint of tooth fracture. The patient's dental history revealed that the left upper lateral incisor tooth was broken 2 hours ago. The fragment was removed atraumatically. After the root canal treatment the mucoperiosteal flap was removed and reattachment of crown fracture with composite resin using a polyethylene fiber post. At 5 years follow-up, it was observed that there was no significant discoloration in the restoration of tooth number 22, that the compatibility of the restoration with the gingiva did not deteriorate and it maintained its integrity. Restoration of tooth fragment with polyethylene fiber post and composite materials could be a good alternative procedure to conservative treatments in traumatized anterior teeth.
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How to cite this article:
Esin Özlek, Gizem Kadi. Five-year follow-up of reattachment of crown fracture with polyethylene fiber post: A case report. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(2):391-394.