Fracture

Fracture

Characteristics
  • Enamel fracture: a fracture that is limited to the enamel.
  • Crown fracture (uncomplicated): A fracture that is limited to the enamel and dentin with no pulp involvement.
  • Crown fracture (complicated): A fracture that is limited to the enamel and dentin with consequent pulp involvement.
  • Crown-root fracture (uncomplicated): A fracture in which the enamel, dentin and cement is involved with no pulp involvement.
  • Crown Root Fracture (Complicated): A fracture involving enamel, dentin, and cement with loss of tooth structure, with the pulp exposed.
  • Root fracture: A fracture that is confined to the root, involving the cememt, dentin, and pulp.

Root fracture. The recall intra-oral radiograph showed that the periapical lesion increased in size. CBCT images revealed a root fracture in tooth 25 and a large bone defect.

Crown fracture (complicated).

Root fracture (intraoral radiograph).