ABSTRACT: A fused maxillary incisor required complex multidisciplinary treatment to preserve health and restore aesthetics. This report presents a rare case of a dental fusion between the maxillary right central incisor and a supernumerary tooth of a 9-year-old male patient with the chief complaint of the presence of a large anterior tooth.
Radiographic investigation and computerized tomography indicated there was no connection between pulp chambers. After dividing the crown with a diamond bur, the supernumerary tooth was removed and the diastema between the maxillary central incisors was closed by orthodontic treatment. The tooth was then restored with composite resin.
The maxillary right central incisor was still healthy after a follow-up examination period of 24 months.
A multidisciplinary approach with the cooperation of different practitioners can contribute to the success of a treatment plan.
Australian Dental Journal 03/2012; 57(1):98-102. · 1.19 Impact Factor