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J Prosthet Dent. 2012 Nov;108(5):273-8. doi: 10.1016/S0022-3913(12)00152-7.

Use of forced eruption to enhance a pontic site in the anterior maxilla.

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Department of Prosthodontics, New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY 10010, USA. alpercomut@nyu.edu

Abstract

Extraction of teeth leads to bone resorption that can result in asymmetrical hard and soft tissue topography. This article describes a technique to enhance a pontic site in the anterior maxilla by using forced eruption as an alternative to conventional hard and soft tissue augmentation surgeries. Forced eruption is a well-known procedure and its use in developing a pontic site for a fixed dental prosthesis is described in this clinical report.

PMID:
23107234
DOI:
10.1016/S0022-3913(12)00152-7
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