Restor Dent Endod.  2014 Aug;39(3):226-229.

An esthetic appliance for the management of crown-root fracture: a case report

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  • 1Department of Advanced General Dentistry, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea. jby1004@yuhs.ac

Abstract

Orthodontic extrusion is usually performed by means of a fixed orthodontic appliance that utilizes arch wire attached to adjacent teeth and transfers the desired force by elastic from the wire to the root. However, clinicians often encounter cases where the bonding required for tooth traction is not possible because the adjacent teeth have been restored with ceramic or veneer. The purpose of this case report is to describe a modified orthodontic extrusion appliance that is useful when conventional orthodontic treatment is not possible. The modified appliance was fabricated using an artificial tooth, clear plastic sheeting, and a braided fiber-reinforced composite strip that covered adjacent teeth without bonding. It satisfied the esthetic and functional needs of the patient and established the optimal biologic width.

Keyword

Biologic width; Ceramics; Fiber-reinforced composite; Orthodontic appliances; Orthodontic extrusion

MeSH Terms

Ceramics
Humans
Orthodontic Appliances
Orthodontic Extrusion
Plastics
Tooth
Tooth, Artificial
Traction
Ceramics
Plastics
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