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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 178-180

Primitive resources for teeth replacement

Department of Dentistry, Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys, Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Paulo Messias De Oliveira Filho
Department of Dentistry, Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys, Diamantina, Minas Gerais
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DOI: 10.4103/2229-5194.131220

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Dental trauma is defined as a lesion of variable extension, intensity and gravity, of accidental or intentional origin, that may cause damages to the victims and bring prejudice to the quality of life of children and adolescents. The present case report refers to an adolescent that used prosthesis for 10 years, sculpted by herself in cattle ribs, because she was not adequately attended by the health staff. Dental treatment consisted of removal of the remaining roots and installation of an immediate prosthesis and 3 months later, a final prosthesis was made. This case alerts us to the serious emotional and social consequences resulting from traumatic injuries as well as the need for a professional approach sensitive to the situation of the patient. Clinical Relevance to Interdisciplinary Dentistry
  • This article highlights the association of smile and individual's self-esteem.
  • This article presents an interesting and very unusual case report and shows how social and psychological factors may interfere with attitudes and oral health.
  • The interdisciplinary among esthetic, prosthetic, surgery and periodontics achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, as well as improved self-esteem of the patient.

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