This article reviews the infrequently utilized treatment method of forced eruption and how it can serve as an alternative to the sacrifice of the natural root system. Forced eruption can preserve the natural root system and related periodontal architecture, resulting in years of additional service for the patient. It also can maintain adjacent tooth structure while retaining the option for future implant reconstruction. Given the reported success of forced eruption, the technique requires greater attention and increased application among dentists. A case of forced eruption in the anterior maxilla utilizing a removable device is described. An overview of forced eruption technique also is provided.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1 2004|
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