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Quintessence Int 39 (2008), No. 5     7. Apr. 2008
Quintessence Int 39 (2008), No. 5  (07.04.2008)

Page 371-379, PubMed:19088951


Orthodontic extrusion with magnets: A case report
Mehl, Christian / Wolfart, Stefan / Kern, Matthias
Subgingival crown-root fractures often present clinical problems when a restorative coverage of the fracture line conflicts with the biological width. Accepted treatment options include the extrusion of the remaining root with a conventional orthodontic appliance, surgical crown lengthening of the root, or root extraction with prosthetic tooth replacement. After considering esthetics and function, orthodontic extrusion with magnets might also be a viable alternative. In this report, a simplified method of orthodontic extrusion with magnets is presented.

Keywords: appliance, crown, fracture, magnet, orthodontic, therapy, tooth