Root fracture

Root fracture

The greatest threat might be root fracture for the endodontically treated tooth.The prognosis of vertically fractured tooth is very bad and there are a lot of cases of the extraction.
The possibility of the root fracture will possibly rise when it is used for
largely loaded tooth such as abutment tooth of bridge, or anchored tooth of denture.

Resistance to fracture of restored endodontically treated teeth. Endod Dent Traumatol. 1985 Jun;1(3):108-11.

Endodontically treated teeth as abutments. J Prosthet Dent. 1985 May;53(5):631-6.

Classifications of root fracture
direction (Vertical or Horaizontal)
part (Crown,or Root)

The recovery method is different by the type of fracture. Vertically fractured root is almost hopeless.

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