Fig. 1

Occlusal aspect, preoperative view of the asimptomatic partially erupted second permanent maxillary molar of the 13 years old patient.

Fig. 2

Buccal aspect, preoperative view  of the element 2.6 2.7

Fig. 3

Preoperative X-ray

Fig. 4

Flap  design 

Fig. 5

Flap elevation

Fig. 6

Secondary flap removal.
The presence of an undefined soft tissue instead of dentin can be easily identified.

Fig. 7

A full isolated field is obtained by placing both the rubber dam in the classic manner and a liquid dam in the most cervical portion of the tooth. 

Fig. 8

Master cones X-ray’s been taken during root canal treatment (RCT)

Fig. 9

A resorbible surgical suture, 5/0 (Vycril) is used in order to avoid plaque accumulation in the days following the procedure.   

One single vertical mattress stitch is placed on the mesial of the 2.7. 

Light and heavy body polyvinylsiloxane impression is taken the same day for the overlay preparation.

Fig. 10

Buccal aspect of the stitched flap.

Fig. 11

Post Operative X-ray is taken  immediately after the surgical therapy, the RCT (warm vertical obturation) and the build-up reconstruction. 

Fig. 12

Three different point of view of the composite overlay.

Fig. 13

Occlusal view of the build up and the inter proximal margin.

Fig. 14

Occlusal and buccal aspects of the cemented overlay.

Fig. 15

Post op x-ray


The importance of a correct and prompt diagnosis of a pre eruptive intra-coronal resorption is evident and, if required, can lead to a well-timed treatment in order to prevent pulp involvement. 


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