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Kamanski D, Tavares JG, Weber JB, Feldens CA, Reston EG, Cunha PF, Kramer PF. Crown Fracture of an Unerupted Incisor in a Young Child: Case Report and Restorative Protocol. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2022; 15 (5):636-641.
Aim: This case report describes a protocol for restoring a crown fracture of an unerupted permanent incisor in a child.
Background: Crown fractures are an important concern in pediatric dentistry due to the negative impact on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in children and adolescents resulting from functional limitations as well as consequences related to social and emotional well-being.
Case description: An enamel and dentin fracture of the crown of unerupted tooth 11 due to direct trauma is being presented in a 7-year-old girl. The restorative treatment involved minimally invasive dentistry, including computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology and direct resin restoration.
Conclusion: The treatment decision was essential for maintaining pulp vitality and continued root development, as well as ensuring esthetic and functional results.
Clinical significance: Crown fracture of an unerupted incisor may occur in childhood, requiring a long-term clinical and radiographic follow-up. Predictable, positive, and reliable esthetic outcomes can be achieved using CAD/CAM technology combined with adhesive protocols.
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