Orthodontic movement of a dilacerated maxillary incisor in mixed dentition treatment

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Abstract

Dilaceration is a dental deformity characterized by an angulation between crown and root causing non-eruption of the tooth. It generally occurs following trauma to the deciduous dentition the apices of which lie close to the permanent tooth buds. Surgical extraction used to be the first choice in treating the severely dilacerated teeth. In this case report, it is described how a dilacerated central incisor was successfully moved into alignment in a young patient with proper surgical and orthodontic management avoiding use of prosthetic/implant devices. The panoramic radiograph after the traumatic injury is compared with the one at the end of treatment. The results were sustainable over long-term in both periodontal and aesthetic terms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451-456
Number of pages6
JournalDental Traumatology
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

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Mixed Dentition
Incisor
Orthodontics
Tooth
Deciduous Tooth
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics
Crowns
Esthetics
Equipment and Supplies

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Orthodontic movement of a dilacerated maxillary incisor in mixed dentition treatment. / Farronato, Giampietro; Maspero, Cinzia; Farronato, Davide.

In: Dental Traumatology, Vol. 25, No. 4, 08.2009, p. 451-456.

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