CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Eur J Dent 2014; 08(02): 265-268
DOI: 10.4103/1305-7456.130632
Case Report
Dental Investigation Society

Management of an intruded primary central incisor with a natural crown under general anesthesia

Mustafa Altunsoy
1   Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Sifa University, Izmir, Turkiye
Mehmet Selim Bilgin
2   Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Sifa University, Izmir, Turkiye
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25. September 2019 (online)


Tooth intrusion is the most common trauma during early infancy. Primary maxillary central incisors are the most affected teeth. There are a few treatment approaches which depend upon the severity of the trauma, and the treatment must be managed professionally. In this case report, a 3-year-old girl with a history of trauma 40 days before referring to our pediatric clinic is presented. Deciduous maxillary right central incisor was intruded through labial and alveolar socket and completely covered with soft tissue. The intruded deciduous incisor tooth was surgically extracted and impression was taken under general anesthesia. The removable partial prosthesis was completed by using the patient's own extracted tooth. Using natural crown on removable prosthesis gives psychological satisfaction to the patient and his/her family, and can be better tolerated since its shape, size, and color are exactly in harmony.


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