An Unusual Root Fracture: A Case Report

James Puryer, Andrew Barber

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A vertical root fracture (VRF) can have a significant effect on the prognosis of a tooth. VRFs can be difficult to diagnose clinically as well as radiographically. Various factors have been suggested in increasing the risk of a VRF developing within a tooth including: excessive canal preparation, excessive pressure during lateral condensation and post preparation for support of a core material. The use of a cast restoration incorporating a ‘ferrule’ can help to minimise the risk of VRF occurring. This case report describes the progression of root fracture in an endodontically treated molar tooth, which had not been subject to post preparation, despite being restored with a full coverage cast gold restoration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1220-1223
JournalInternational Journal of Dental and Health Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016


  • Vertical Root Fracture
  • Molar
  • Ferrule
  • Diagnosis
  • Radiograph


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