Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Clinician's corner
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : April | Volume : 10 | Issue : 4 | Page : ZH01 - ZH02

Novel Matricing Technique for Management of Fractured Cusp Conundrum – A Clinician’s Corner ZH01-ZH02

Ganesh Ranganath Jadhav, Priya Ramesh Mittal

Correspondence
Dr. Ganesh Ranganath Jadhav,
Assistant Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics SDCH, Pune, India.
E-mail: drganesh2009.aiims@gmail.com

Longitudinal tooth fracture can be classified as craze lines, fractured cusp, cracked tooth, split tooth and vertical root fracture based on extent and severity of the fracture line. The most common type of longitudinal tooth fracture is fractured cusp that poses the treatment dilemma. Retention of the fractured cusp segment temporarily with matrix band followed by permanent bonded restoration and finally removal of tooth fragment during crown preparation is a novel technique. This paper throws light on a matricing and holding technique for the management of supra-crestally fractured palatal cusp of maxillary first premolar in a 29-year-old Asian male.