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Original Article

Forced extrusion and crown lengthening procedures (Part I)

2006, Volumen 36, Número 1
Marzia Savoini, Andy Walter, Andreu Puigdollers Pérez, Antonio Santos Alemany
Profesor Asociado Master de Periodoncia. Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona

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)

Key words:
Forced eruption. Fiberotomy. Elongation of teeth. Crown-lengthening.
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