CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Eur J Dent 2014; 08(02): 269-275
DOI: 10.4103/1305-7456.130635
Case Report
Dental Investigation Society

Forced eruption and implant site development in the aesthetic zone: A case report

Huseyin Gencay Keceli
1   Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale, Turkiye
Mustafa Baris Guncu
2   Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkiye
Zeynep Atalay
3   Orthodontic Specialist at 75th Year Ankara Oral and Tooth Care Center, Ankara, Turkiye
Mustafa Serdar Evginer
1   Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Kirikkale University, Kirikkale, Turkiye
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Publication Date:
25 September 2019 (online)


A multidisciplinary approach to develop the future implant site in the aesthetic zone was illustrated. A patient with perio-endo combined lesion at her upper central incisors was treated. Before extraction, forced eruption was performed and 12 months later, satisfactory amount of bone apposition was detected. At 2 weeks after atraumatic extraction, implants were placed and loaded with implant-supported restorations following osseous healing. Variables related to crown dimensions, periodontal/peri-implanter soft-tissue health and patient's aesthetic satisfaction were recorded at baseline, before extraction and after prosthetic treatment. At 12-month control, crown dimensions in the implant site were identical to the baseline and in addition to the healthy peri-implant tissues, successful aesthetics were obtained. Forced eruption is a successful non-invasive method to develop the aesthetics of the peri-implant tissues and implant-supported restorations.


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