New atraumatic easy removal technique for permanently cemented crown

Indian J Dent Res. 2012 Sep-Oct;23(5):689-90. doi: 10.4103/0970-9290.107412.


Removal of a permanently cemented crown or fixed partial denture is a cumbersome procedure for a prosthodontist, especially when there is no purchase point available to remove it. The technique described in this article consists of sectioning of a crown on facial surface followed by removal of the crown with orthodontic plier. This technique does not damage the gingival/periodontal tissues or underlying tooth structure as the crown need not to be removed with jerky back-action force.

MeSH terms

  • Crowns*
  • Dental Debonding / instrumentation*
  • Dental Debonding / methods
  • Device Removal / instrumentation
  • Device Removal / methods
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Stress, Mechanical
  • Surface Properties