Mimicking Nature: a multidisciplinary case

3 Dec 2012 - 7799

An article by Giuseppe Marchetti

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1)V.Z. female 34 years old. After a bad fall on roller-blades, she came to my attention for the crown fracture of 1.1 and the crown and root fracture of 1.2.

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2)There were no pulp exposure and no mobility or signs of extrusive or intrusive luxation.

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3) Unfortunately the root fracture of 1.2 ended about 3 mm subgingival, palatally.

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4)A first x ray was done to see if there were other areas of impairment, not evident at the clinical level and other root fractures. The diagnosis led to the development of a treatment plan which provided for the direct reconstruction of 1.1, the root canal therapy of 1.2, its subsequent extrusion with orthodontic therapy and sessions of fiberotomy, to accelerate the extrusion , the stabilization of the tooth extruded through a post orthodontic plaque, to prevent intrusions and promote bone regeneration of the apical alveolus, the reconstruction of the abutment by a fiberglass pin and composite, the remodeling of periodontal tissues, a temporary resin crown and a final ceramic crown.

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5) After the protection of the dentinal tubules with a liner of light-curing calcium hydroxide, an impression was taken to build a first wax up of 1.1 and a silicon mask used as a guide for the reconstruction. A precise map of the tooth color was made in this session.

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6)Details of the wax up.

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7)Details of the silicon mask.

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8)After the isolation with a rubber dam, the reconstruction of 1.1 was performed in the same session with the root canal therapy and of 1.2, that unfortunately was needed.

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9)The enamel of 1.1 close to the fracture was beveled.

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10)It was polished with a browny rubber.

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11)Then the enamel was etched for 30 seconds and the dentin for 15.

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12)The silicon mask was tested.

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13) A very thin layer of enamel was positioned on the palatal surface of the mask and polymerized.

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14)Then the mask was removed. A first hyperchromic dentine mass was placed palatally under the bevel.

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15) With a second increment of dentin (A3) I made ??the central body of the tooth and the first shape of mamelons.

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16)With the dentine the bevel was almost completely covered and the mammelons were defined better. The frame of enamel was completed successfully, too.

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17)With an ochre stain, the apical dentine was painted, to obtain an effect of greater saturation. Then an opalescent-trasparent enamel was placed between the mammelons to create transparent areas in the enamel, as the original tooth.

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18)At the end a thin layer of enamel, with a 0.5 mm of thickness, was positioned to cover all.

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19)In the same session the root canal therapy of 1.2 was performed. The access of the cavity was sealed with composite to avoid infections because of the long treatment plan.

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20) The shaping and polishing were postponed at the end of therapy, for the next day the orthodontic appliance was installed.

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21)Ortho details. Periodic sessions of fiberotomy were performed to facilitate the extrusion.

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22)After 5 months of orthodontic therapy and 3 months of post orthodontic retainer we could have started the pre-prosthetic phase, the surgical and the provisional phase

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23)Detail of the extrusion

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24)Detail of the palatal fracture after the extrusion.

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25)Detail of the pre-prosthetic reconstruction. At the end it was done 9 months after the trauma.

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26)The gingival tissues have undergone a substantial modification as a result of the orthodontic extrusion.

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27) A new wax up(the second) was made by the laboratory, for define new and right tissue position and create a prototype for the provisional crown. A mask used to guide the perio-surgeon was made with it.

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28)The mask in position.

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30)Details of the gingivectomy and gingivoplasty from buccal side.