Enamel-dentin fracture - Treatment Guidelines
The treatment animation above is presently being updated to the 2012 IADT guidelines. The guidelines
shown below are however in accordance with the new set of IADT guidelines.
- 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