Alternative Treatment Procedure in the Case of Fractured Abutment of Adhesive Bridge: A Clinical Report

Sanal F. A., Guler A. U., İnan U., Ozdemir O. S.

JOURNAL OF ESTHETIC AND RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY, vol.23, no.2, pp.89-95, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


In this case report, an alternative approach was presented for treatment of coronal fracture including pulp of maxillary central incisor, one of the abutments of an adhesive bridge, by using fiber post and tooth's own fractured component. The patient was referred to our clinic with the complaint of pain from the upper right central incisor and mobility of the adhesive bridge in maxillary anterior segment. It was realized that, the upper right central incisor, one of the abutments of the adhesive bridge, had been fractured at middle thirds of the crown including the pulp chamber. After dismounting the adhesive bridge and completion of the root canal treatment, a fiber post was placed into the fractured tooth. The fractured component, adherent to adhesive bridge retainer, was concorded to the fiber post. The whole structure was cemented with adhesive resin. A 1-mm-wide groove was made along the fracture line and restored with composite resin. The patient was evaluated clinically and radiographically at 12 and 30 months after the treatment.