A conservative multidisciplinary approach for improved aesthetic results with traumatised anterior teeth

Arhun N., Arman A., ÜNGÖR M., Erkut S.

British Dental Journal, vol.201, no.8, pp.509-512, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 201 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4814158
  • Journal Name: British Dental Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.509-512
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


A subgingival crown-root fracture presents a restorative problem to the clinician because restoration is complicated by the need to maintain the health of the periodontal tissues. If the remaining portion of the root is thought to be enough to support a definitive restoration, the root may be extruded by orthodontic forced eruption after root canal treatment. Extrusion enables the remaining root portion to be elevated above the epithelial attachment. Endodontic posts may be useful in exerting vertical forces to the root for extrusion without buccal tipping. The following case shows multidisciplinary management of a case of dental trauma. Orthodontic forced eruption is incorporated using endodontic posts and restoration with porcelain fused to metal crowns - leading to successful restoration of the traumatised teeth. © British Dental Journal.