Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Anterior teeth fracture

Esthetic Rehabilitation of Traumatically Fractured Anterior Tooth with Glass Fiber Reinforced Composite Post and Core- A Case Report

Dr. Arunima Guru; Dr. Ruchika Goyal .

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 8, Pages 2366-2371

The fracture of anterior teeth caused due to trauma is the most frequent type of injury in permanent dentition, especially among children and adolescents. The most commonly involved teeth are the maxillary central incisors because of their exposed position in the dental arch. Traumatized teeth require a quick functional and esthetic repair. Anterior crown fractures lead to psychological, esthetic, functional and phonetic problems that can affect social relationships and poses a challenge for the dentist to save these teeth. There is a loss of structural integrity, moisture and reduction in dentin toughness in endodontically treated teeth which necessitates special care during the treatment. Restoration of endodontically treated teeth should aim at replacing the missing tooth structure, maintain function, esthetics and protect against fracture and infection.  This clinical case report presents the use of Glass Fiber–Reinforced Composite Post and Core for restoration of traumatically fractured permanent right maxillary central incisor in a 16yearold female patient. Post-retained crowns are indicated for endodontically treated teeth with severely damaged coronal tissue. Metallic custom made and prefabricated posts have been used over the years. However, due to unacceptable color, extreme rigidity and corrosion, fiber posts were introduced. These are flexible, aesthetically pleasing and have modulus of elasticity comparable to that of dentine.