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Quintessence Int 42 (2011), No. 3     9. Feb. 2011
Quintessence Int 42 (2011), No. 3  (09.02.2011)

Page 201-204, PubMed:21465006


Rapid orthodontic extrusion using an interocclusal appliance for the reestablishment of biologic width: A case report
Kim, Sung Hyun / Tramontina, Vinicius Augusto / Papalexiou, Vula / Luczyszyn, Sonia Mara / Grassi, Maria Bibiana / Scarpim, Maria de Fatima / Tanaka, Orlando Motohiro
A multidisciplinary treatment of a case of subgingival fracture in a maxillary anterior tooth is presented. This case report describes a simple method involving an interocclusal appliance and an elastic band for rapid orthodontic extrusion to reestablish biologic width. In addition, a simple technique for surgical recontouring following the coronal displacement of the gingival margin prior to restoration of fractured tooth is explained.

Keywords: biologic width, forced eruption, orthodontic extrusion