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Orthodontic Extrusion with a Thermoformed Appliance

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 07 : PAGES (428-432) 2013

MATHEUS MELO PITHON, DDS, MSC, PHD

MAIANNA GONÇALVES SANTOS, MS

JOÃO MILTON ROCHA GUSMÃO, MS

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Restoring a smile requires attention not only to the size, shape, and shade of teeth, but also to the supporting hard and soft tissues. Moving teeth in the same direction as that of eruption, in the absence of gingival inflammation, causes elongation of the periodontal fibers and bone deposition in the alveolar crest. Because of this effect, simple orthodontic extrusion can be effective in restoring teeth with horizontal, cuspal, or basal fractures; carious lesions; endodontic p...

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