Dental ankylosis

Dental ankylosis

Direct union between some point of the root surface of a tooth and the alveolar tooth, which prevents the tooth from moving.

In the event of impacted teeth (teeth that have not erupted and have remained inside the bone) the first-line treatment is usually traction through orthodontic treatment, but if the tooth is ankylosed it will not move.

If this is the case, the second-line treatment is a tooth extraction followed by an implant placement in order to replace the missing tooth.

Most frequently, bone regeneration is needed.

Then, the surgeon’s expertise and skill are extremely important to achieve an aesthetic outcome.