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Vol. 71, No. 4
ISSN: 1488-2159
April 2005


Forced Orthodontic Eruption of Fractured Teeth before Implant Placement: Case Report


• Leandro Chambrone, DDS •
• Luiz A. Chambrone, PhD, MSD, DDS •

A b s t r a c t

The treatment of esthetic areas with single-tooth implants represents a new challenge for the clinician. Placement of a single-unit implant is indicated for fractured or periodontally compromised teeth. In 1993, a modification of the forced eruption technique, called “orthodontic extrusive remodelling,” was proposed as a way to augment both soft- and hard-tissue profiles at potential implant sites.

This case report describes augmentation of the coronal soft and hard tissues around a fractured tooth, which was achieved by forced orthodontic extrusion before implant placement. This technique may be used to improve primary anchorage of a dental implant, fill the alveolar socket with bone, preserve interdental bone height and increase the amount of attached gingiva.


MeSH Key Words: alveolar bone loss; dental implantation, endosseous/methods; tooth movement/methods
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