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Ribbond for Treatment of Complicated Crown Fractures: Report of 3 Cases

  • Ozlem Martı Akgun1,*,
  • Ceyhan Altun1
  • Gunseli Guven1
  • Feridun Basak1

1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Central of Dental Sciences, Gulhane Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.37.2.h462165287w00m32 Vol.37,Issue 2,March 2013 pp.149-152

Published: 01 March 2013

*Corresponding Author(s): Ozlem Martı Akgun E-mail:


Dental trauma is relatively common and can occur secondary to sporting injuries, falls, fights, or accidents. According to the International Association of Dental Traumatology, 50% of children experience dental trauma between the ages of 8 to 12. There are many options for endodontic and restorative treatments of traumatized teeth. Ribbond, which was introduced in the market in 1992, consists of bondable, reinforced ultra-high strength polyethylene fibers. Ribbond may be an option for the treatment of traumatized teeth because of its aesthetic properties; absence of additional tooth preparation; and its high resistance to traction, which allows it to easily adapt to tooth morphology. In this report, we describe endodontic and restorative treatments using Ribbond for 3 female patients with horizontal complicated crown fractures of the maxillary incisors.


Dental trauma, Ribbond, Complicated crown fracture

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Ozlem Martı Akgun,Ceyhan Altun,Gunseli Guven,Feridun Basak. Ribbond for Treatment of Complicated Crown Fractures: Report of 3 Cases. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2013. 37(2);149-152.


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