Tooth fragment reattachment after retrieval from the lower lip - a case report

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Abstract

The most common traumatic dental injury is the uncomplicated crown fracture of the maxillary central incisor. Various reports have been written about reattachment of the fragment, and literature reviews have cited this technique as the best way of treating these injuries if the fragment is available and properly stored. The case presented here is of a child who sustained an uncomplicated crown fracture with the lost portion of the tooth embedded in his lower lip. This was successfully reattached to the tooth using an acid-etch and enamel-bonding resin technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalDental Traumatology
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

Keywords

  • dental injuries
  • fragment reattachment
  • tooth fragment in the lip
  • CROWN FRACTURED INCISORS

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