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Reconstruction and Recovery of Hemisectioned Teeth Using Direct Fiber-reinforced Composite Resin: Case Report

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An increased wish by patients to maintain their dentition and recent advances in dentistry have led to the treatment and preservation of teeth that once would have been removed. Consequently, hemisections, root amputations, and bisections are procedures frequently used. The prognosis of endodontically treated teeth depends on the type of reconstruction as well as the success of the endodontic treatment. Along with technological improvements in adhesive resins, cements, and composite restoratives, the evolution of fiber-reinforced posts enables the rehabilitation of endodontically treated teeth with greater esthetics and virtually no predisposition to root fracture. The purpose of this report was to describe the endodontic, surgical, and restorative treatments of a mandibular first molar with an endo-dontically and periodontally diseased mesial root, for functional, orthodontic, and aesthetic reasons. This case report shows that the clinical application of fiber-reinforced composite resins in hemisectioned teeth may be a treatment choice for highly damaged teeth with endodontic and/or periodontal lesions. It also emphasizes the advantages of the elimination of orthodontic and prosthetic treatment needs by different treatment strategies, especially in adolescent patients.
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Keywords: FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITE RESIN; FIBER-REINFORCED POST; HEMISECTION; RIBBOND; TEETH PERMANENT

Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

Publication date: 01 January 2008

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  • Acquired after the merger between the American Society of Dentistry for Children and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2002, the Journal of Dentistry for Children (JDC) is an internationally renowned journal whose publishing dates back to 1934. Published three times a year, JDC promotes the practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. It covers a wide range of topics related to the clinical care of children, from clinical techniques of daily importance to the practitioner, to studies on child behavior and growth and development. JDC also provides information on the physical, psychological and emotional conditions of children as they relate to and affect their dental health.
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