Enamel-dentin fracture - Treatment Guidelines

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  • If a tooth fragment is available, it can be bonded to the tooth. Otherwise perform a provisional treatment by covering the exposed dentin with glass-ionomer or a permanent restoration using a bonding agent and composite resin.
  • The definitive treatment for the fractured crown is restoration with accepted dental restorative materials.
  • Three angulations (periapical, occlusal and eccentric exposures) should be used in the radiographic examination to rule out displacement or fracture of the root.
  • Radiograph of lip or cheek lacerations to search for tooth fragments or foreign material


  • Clinical and radiographic control at 6-8 weeks and 1 year

Dental Trauma Guide 2010 - produced in cooperation with the Resource Centre for Rare Oral Diseases and Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery
at the University Hospital of Copenhagen - Last edited the 07-01-2014.