The Six Fracture Modes of Teeth: How misdiagnosis can lead to incorrect treatment and failed treatment outcomes
The 6 various fracture modes require different treatment options based on minimally invasive biomechanical and biomimetic principles. An understanding of the biomechanical functioning of teeth based on the compression dome concept, and how traditional cavity preparation designs interfere with natural stress distribution leads to an understanding of the 6 distinct fracture modes. Different fractures require completely different restorative techniques to safely stabilize the tooth as incorrect diagnosis can lead to failure.
Learn about the compression dome concept and how teeth are designed to work in compression
Disruption of the occlusal enamel leads to 6 potential fracture mechanisms.
Learn about the different fracture mechanisms
Understand the correct restorative techniques for each fracture modality.
Incorrect technique can lead to a failed clinical outcomeand unnecessary endo due to ongoing pulpal symptoms caused by unidentified unstable or wrongly treated fractures