Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
Case Reports
. 1994 Nov;106(5):543-8.
doi: 10.1016/S0889-5406(94)70078-8.

Orthodontic Management of Ankylosed Permanent Posterior Teeth: A Clinical Report of Three Cases

Affiliations
Case Reports

Orthodontic Management of Ankylosed Permanent Posterior Teeth: A Clinical Report of Three Cases

A M Geiger et al. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. .

Abstract

Ankylosed permanent posterior teeth may have a better prognosis than has been generally assumed. Three case reports offer testimony to the effectiveness of surgical luxation (loosening) with forced eruption induced by elastic force. Individual teeth, the occlusion, and the alveolar process may be preserved by early and aggressive treatment. The prognosis may be questionable, but the effect is preferable to premature extraction.

Comment in

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 4 articles

Publication types

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback