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Crown-root Fracture Restoration on a Patient with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Edna Perez, Linda S Behar-Horenstein, Marcio Guelmann

Citation Information : Perez E, Behar-Horenstein LS, Guelmann M. Crown-root Fracture Restoration on a Patient with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Contemp Dent Pract 2016; 17 (9):769-773.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1927

Published Online: 01-02-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).



Children with intellectual and physical disabilities including autism are susceptible to dental trauma as a sequela from falls due to poor muscular coordination. In addition, their altered muscle tonus often results in an open bite with labial flaring of the maxillary incisors and lip incompetence, predisposing these teeth to fractures. This case report describes an alternative approach of restoring a fractured maxillary permanent central incisor with a composite strip crown during surgical repositioning of the periodontium on an autistic patient. The prognosis of the incisor is guarded due to the probability of re-injury. However, the decision to maintain the tooth clinically was esthetically preferable in comparison to an extraction or decoronation.

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Perez E, Behar-Horenstein LS, Guelmann M. Crown-root Fracture Restoration on a Patient with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Contemp Dent Pract 2016;17(9):769-773.

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