Orthodontic extrusion and implant site development: two case reports
The aim of this study was to report two cases of orthodontic extrusion performed prior to dental implant placement. The first one reports the case of a 57 year-old-female who presented internal root resorption in the left central incisor, and orthodontic extrusion of this element was indicated. The treatment lasted 24 weeks. At the end of this period, the dental implant was placed. The second clinical event refers to a patient of 66 years of age who had vertical fracture in the left central incisor. In this case, the orthodontic extrusion was conducted in 12 weeks. At the end of this period, the dental implant was placed and also the temporary crown, but without occlusal contact. Both cases reported consisted of the involvement of the left central incisor in the aesthetic area and low bone density. The cases reported demonstrated that orthodontic extrusion is a viable alternative to the aesthetic and functional reconstruction with prosthesis over dental implants.