Categorization of Dental Fractures

Abstract

Categorization of dental fractures should take into account the origin, the location, and the direction of fracture progression. Identifying the fracture category will influence the selection of treatment options. The type of fracture category to be covered in this book will be that primarily occurring in endodontically treated teeth; the fracture is of a chronic nature and characterized as having a vertical direction over time and identified as vertical root fracture (VRF). The other two fracture types—crown-originating fractures (COFs) and trauma-related fractures—will be briefly described in this chapter to differentiate them from VRFs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of DentistryLoma Linda UniversityLoma LindaUSA
  2. 2.Department of EndodontologySchool of Dental MedicineTel AvivIsrael

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