J Dent Rehabil Appl Sci.  2020 Mar;36(1):48-54. 10.14368/jdras.2020.36.1.48.

Conservative approach for anterior crown-root fractured teeth: forced eruption

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  • 1Department of Conservative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
  • 2Department of Conservative Dentistry, Chonnam National University Dental Hospital, Gwangju, Republic of Korea

Abstract

In the case of crown-root fracture due to traumatic injury in anterior tooth and the fracture margin is located subgingivally,forced eruption has been proposed for the reconstruction of deficient bone and soft tissue. Forced eruption is one of the easiest orthodontic approaches that can have an acceptable outcome and prognosis, and has a low incidence of relapse. However, using heavy forces or very fast movements can also cause tissue damage or ankylosis. The following case reports present forced eruption as treatment option of crown fracture in maxillary anterior teeth.

Keyword

aesthetic; anterior tooth; crown-root fracture; forced eruption
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