Introduction: Traumatic injuries to immature permanent teeth are one of the most recurrent and urgent emergency treatment cases in pediatric dental practice. In many instances, the protocol for responding to this kind of emergency is not correct, and is not performed in a timely manner. Delays in seeking treatment following a complicated crown fracture in young individuals can result in irreversible pulpitis or pulp necrosis. It can leave a wide-open apex and brittle dentinal walls that are unfavorable to manage with conventional endodontic treatment (apexification).

Materials and methods: The present report describes the clinical case of a complicated crown fracture in young permanent central incisor, with 18 months of clinical and radiographic follow-up. The traumatized incisor was successfully treated using a coronal pulpotomy technique and tricalcium silicate cement – BiodentineTM.

Results: The presented treatment approach provided elimination of the symptoms, an absence of pain episodes, and positive reactions to pulp sensitivity tests. The follow up radiological assessment revealed evidence of a dentin bridge formation and continuation of root maturation.

Conclusions: Coronal pulpotomies using tricalcium silicate cement are quick and easy to perform, and unlike endodontic treatment, preserve the tooth structure for the reattached tooth fragment. The restorative technique, the reattachment of fractured tooth fragment, and tooth restoration with a composite resin, represents an aesthetic, functional approach, and is an excellent and easy restorative option for clinicians and young impatient patients.

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Medicine, Basic Medical Science, other, Clinical Medicine, Surgery, Public Health