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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 192912, 4 pages
Case Report

Multidisciplinary Management of a Fractured Premolar: A Case Report with Followup

1Iscraig Dental Surgery, Conwy, Wales LL32 8LD, UK
2Liverpool University Dental Hospital, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 5PS, UK

Received 11 March 2012; Accepted 29 May 2012

Academic Editors: P. G. Arduino, Y. S. Khader, and Y. Nakagawa

Copyright © 2012 Madhavi R. Kondapuram Seshu and Christopher Leslie Gash. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The general dental practitioner must consider orthodontic extrusion of a tooth when a subgingival defect, such as, crown fracture occurs before prosthetic rehabilitation, especially in the aesthetic zone. Extrusion enables the root portion to be elevated which exposes sound tooth structure for placement of restorative margins. This case report describes the multidisciplinary management of a fractured upper first premolar in a general dental practice. The forced orthodontic eruption is achieved by an endodontic attachment and sectional fixed appliance with an offset placed in the wire. The ability to extrude premolars with this method is complicated by heavy occlusal forces, occlusal interferences, and short clinical crown length. The tooth was restored with a titanium post, composite core, and porcelain fused to metal crown. The entire course of treatment was carried out under National Health Scheme, UK and as a part of vocational training. The 21 months followup showed no change in occlusal contacts or gingival level.