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J Korean Acad Prosthodont. 2012 Jul;50(3):204-209. Korean. Case Report.
Lee SJ , Kim YJ , Park YB , Cho KS , Chung MK .
Department of Prosthodontics, Graduate School, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Periodontology, Graduate School, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.

Surgical extrusion, immediate extrusion following tooth luxation, is a method to preserve one's natural tooth and achieve esthetic restoration without additional periodontal surgery when subgingival dental caries or crown fracture occurs. A 16-year-old male was referred to the clinic from the department of operative dentistry for the esthetic restoration of maxillary left lateral incisor. Due to the crown to root fracture, the tooth was endodontically treated with a buccal crown length of 4 mm. When the palatal flap was elevated, the mesiopalatal cervical fracture area was situated 3 - 4 mm subgingivally. Crown lengthening was achieved through surgical extrusion. After 3 months of clinical observation and provisional restoration, the maxillary left central incisor was restored with all ceramic crown and obtained a satisfactory clinical result.

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