Intentional replantation involves a combination of periodontics, endodontics, prosthodontics and oral surgery. Crown-root fracture management is still complicated nowadays. A fracture line extending longitudinally to the subgingival area and intruding bioogical width could affect infection control, gingival health and crown restoration. In the present study, we present two cases. Case 1 involved a 23-year-old man who presented at our hospital with crown-root fracture of the maxillary left central incisor. A radiographic image of the tooth revealed a fracture line under the alveolar crest. The fractured tooth was treated with intentional replantation with 180-degree rotation, root canal treatment and veneer restoration. The patient was followed up for 60 months. The replanted tooth functioned well, and no symptoms of resorption or ankylosis were observed by radiographic examination. Case 2 involved a 20-year-old woman who was referred to our hospital for crown-root fracture of her maxillary teeth. A radiographic examination revealed complicated crown-root fracture of the maxillary right lateral incisor and both maxillary central incisors. The central incisors were treated with intentional replantation with 180-degree rotation. At the 48-month follow-up, the fractured teeth were found to have regained normal function based on clinical and radiographic examination. Limited case reports are available on a long-term follow-up of intentional replantation with 180-degree rotation. These two cases, particularly case 2, presented optimal healing after 4 years with unideal crown–root ratios. This case report suggests that this old method of preserving teeth with crown-root fractures can be used as a last resort to save teeth owing to its timesaving and microinvasive procedure.
Keywords: 180-degree rotation, crown-root fracture, intentional replantation