Functional Crown Lengthening On A Fractured Tooth In A Medically Compromised Patient 17-21
Dr Yamir Gopal, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
A fractured tooth is one of the most challenging cases in a dental office; more so when the tooth is fractured at the level of the gums. Treatment options in such cases are extremely limited. More often than not, extraction of the tooth is preferred. However in medically compromised patients extraction is not feasible and hence other treatment options have to be explored. Functional crown lengthening is one such procedure that allows a dentist to preserve the fractured tooth as well as restore it to its aesthetic and functional stability. Described below is a case involving a tooth fractured at the gum level. The patient was medically compromised, thus ruling out extraction. Functional crown lengthening was the preferred treatment.