Categorization of Dental Fractures

Leif K. Bakland*, Aviad Tamse

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Categorization of dental fractures should take into account the origin, the location, and the direction of fracture progression. Identifying the fracture category will influence the selection of treatment options. The type of fracture category to be covered in this book will be that primarily occurring in endodontically treated teeth; the fracture is of a chronic nature and characterized as having a vertical direction over time and identified as vertical root fracture (VRF). The other two fracture types—crown-originating fractures (COFs) and trauma-related fractures— will be briefly described in this chapter to differentiate them from VRFs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVertical Root Fractures in Dentistry
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319168470
ISBN (Print)9783319168463
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Mandibular Molar
  • Maxillary Molar
  • Root Canal
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Tooth Crown


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