J Korean Acad Conserv Dent.  2008 Jan;33(1):39-44. 10.5395/JKACD.2008.33.1.039.

Anterior esthetic improvement through orthodontic extrusive remodeling and single-unit implantation in a fractured upper lateral incisor with alveolar bone loss: A case report

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  • 1Department of Conservative Dentistry, Dental Research Institute, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. kum6139@snu.ac.kr

Abstract

The treatment of esthetic areas with single-tooth implants represents a new challenge for the clinician. 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 maxillary lateral incisor associated with alveolar bone loss, which was achieved by forced orthodontic extrusion before implant placement. Through these procedures we could reconstruct esthetics and function in a hopeless tooth diagnosed with subgingival root fracture by trauma.

Keyword

Alveolar bone loss; augmentation; orthodontic extrusive remodeling; single-tooth implant; subgingival root fracture

MeSH Terms

Alveolar Bone Loss
Dental Implants, Single-Tooth
Esthetics
Incisor
Orthodontic Extrusion
Tooth
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