A Fractured Maxillary Canine Restored with a Full Ceramic Crown and Class III Malocclusion


  • Raja Azman Raja Awang Periodontics Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
  • Zohiruddin Adnan School of Dental Sciences, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan
  • Noor Huda Ismail Prosthodontics Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan




Maxillary canine, Malocclusions, Full ceramic crown


A perfect smile always relates to well-aligned teeth. Factors such as fracture, malocclusion, and tooth migration challenge a clinician to restore a patient’s appearance and functionality. This case report presented a 32-year-old Malay male patient concerns on his appearance because of a fractured maxillary canine due to motor vehicle accident. There has been no restoration on the tooth since three years ago. After obtaining the patient’s agreement, a full ceramic crown was constructed despite being complicated by Class III malocclusion. It is challenging to improve aesthetics and longevity for this patient with a midline shift and diastema of the lower arch, anterior cross bite of tooth 12, and an open bite between teeth 14 and 44. After discussion, the patient agreed and decided on a full ceramic crown of tooth 23 despite being challenged to achieve an ideal occlusion. The patient was satisfied with the crown’s quality and aesthetic.


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