Forced eruption is an orthodontic technique suitable for restorative treatments when a compromise between the biological
width and a deficit in the dental tissue exists. The advantage of this technique are its easy performance and the highly predictable
results. On the contrary, as a disadvantage, a highly motivated patient and to charge more the treatment are required. Different
procedures for crown lengthening exists; the crown elongation can be performed by periodontal surgery, or by a dental extrusion
by means of orthodontics. In this article, a bibliographic revision of this topic is presented.
(Rev Esp Ortod. 2006;36(1):015-028)