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, 25 (3), 346-9

Decoronation of an Ankylosed Permanent Incisor: Alveolar Ridge Preservation and Rehabilitation by an Implant Supported Porcelain Crown

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Decoronation of an Ankylosed Permanent Incisor: Alveolar Ridge Preservation and Rehabilitation by an Implant Supported Porcelain Crown

Shabtai Sapir et al. Dent Traumatol.

Abstract

Replacement resorption and ankylosis are frequently diagnosed following severe dental trauma. The complications that may develop as a result of ankylosis of a permanent incisor in children and adolescent include: esthetic compromise, orthodontic complications because of: arch irregularity; lack of mesial drift; tilting of adjacent teeth, arch length loss and local arrest of alveolar ridge growth. To avoid such complications, an ankylosed tooth should be removed before the changes become so pronounced that they compromise future prosthetic treatment. The purpose of this article was to present a case of preservation of the alveolar ridge for implant rehabilitation by utilizing decoronation for the treatment of a young permanent central incisor. An implant was inserted, without any bone augmentation procedures, followed by prosthetic porcelain crown rehabilitation. We conclude that treatment of an ankylosed young permanent incisor by decoronation may maintain the alveolar bone ridge width, height and continuity, and facilitate future rehabilitation with minimal, if any, ridge augmentation procedures.

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