Delayed replantation of an avulsed tooth may result in rapid root resorption or, more frequently, dental ankylosis with subsequent bone substitution. If this process develop slowly, it is possible to observe that tooth loss is characterized by a well conserved alveolus with regard to bone preservation, particularly in vertical dimension. This clinical case reports a dental trauma of a central incisor in a young boy characterized by tooth avulsion and its delayed replantation. After 10 years, dental ankylosis of the incisor was recorded and the patient underwent a prosthetic-orthodontic rehabilitation using CAD-CAM technology and no-prep veneers.
Central incisor loss after delayed replantation following avulsion: a contemporary restorative and adjunctive orthodontic management approach / Savi A; Turillazzi O; Cocconi R; Bonanini M; Pizzi S; Manfredi M. - In: DENTAL TRAUMATOLOGY. - ISSN 1600-4469. - 28:2(2012), pp. 161-165. [10.1111/j.1600-9657.2011.01036.x]