The Management of an Unerupted Maxillary Central Incisor using the Closed Eruption Technique: A Case Report

  • IL Utomi Department of Child Dental Health, College of Medicine, University of Lagos. P.M.B. 12003, Lagos, Nigeria.
Keywords: Incisor, unerupted, management


Unerupted maxillary central incisors may present in orthodontic practice. Several treatment options are available for alignment of the unerupted incisor into the maxillary arch. This article describes the management of a 14-year old female with an unerupted maxillary left central incisor. The unerupted incisor was surgically exposed using the closed uneruption technique. It was subsequently aligned with orthodontic traction. Aesthetics and periodontal health were satisfactorily restored. It is advocated that the closed uneruption technique stands a better chance at producing aesthetic and periodontal result.

KEY WORDS: Incisor, unerupted, management.

Nigerian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences Vol.3(2) 2004: 112-115

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