Orthodontic extrusion and implant site development using an interocclusal appliance for a severe mucogingival deformity: a clinical report.

@article{Kim2011OrthodonticEA,
  title={Orthodontic extrusion and implant site development using an interocclusal appliance for a severe mucogingival deformity: a clinical report.},
  author={Seyun Kim and Vinicius Tramontina and Vula Papalexiou and S{\^o}nia Mara Luczyszyn},
  journal={The Journal of prosthetic dentistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={105 2},
  pages={72-7}
}
A multidisciplinary therapy used to treat a patient with a severe mucogingival deformity in the area of maxillary anterior teeth is presented. The simple technique uses an interocclusal appliance and elastic band for orthodontic extrusion to correct the mucogingival deformity and develop an implant site. This approach is designed to increase the amount of keratinized tissue and new alveolar bone, which are necessary for the development of an implant site. Clinical and radiographic examinations… CONTINUE READING