The major challenge in traumatic injuries is the management of subgingival fracture of anterior teeth. Forced orthodontic extrusion is a suitable approach for these teeth as it provides both a sound tissue margin for final restoration and creates a periodontal environment (biological width) which is easy for the patient to maintain. Restoration after orthodontic eruption may present a more conservative treatment choice in young patients compared with the prosthetic restoration after extraction. This paper reports a case of the fractured maxillary anterior tooth at the subgingival level that was managed by forced orthodontic extrusion after endodontic therapy followed by aesthetic rehabilitation, a much-forgotten technique not utilised routinely yet conservative and cost-effective.
- dentistry and oral medicine
- virtual rehabilitation
Statistics from Altmetric.com
Contributors AT: responsible for concept, design, contents, literature, histopathological diagnosis, manuscript preparation. SD: responsible for design, contents, literature review, histopathological analysis, and manuscript editing. KK: responsible for literature search, data analysis, data compilation, manuscript drafting. KSA: responsible for evaluation of radiographs, literature search, manuscript editing, and manuscript reviewing. All the authors had approved the final draft of the manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
Patient consent for publication Parental\guardian consent obtained.
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.