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Article: Volume 48 Number 4 Page 308 - April 2021

  Dent Update 2021; 48: 308-314  Read article

Restorative dentistry:  Replacing buried teeth: a review of primary failure of eruption of permanent teeth and case report

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Abstract: Primary failure of eruption is a condition that has variable presentation and can be difficult to diagnose. This article provides an overview of the condition and discusses the management of an unusual case of primary failure of eruption of permanent teeth in a 37-year-old adult.

Clinical relevance: Where surgical and orthodontic options are unpredictable, restorative management alone may achieve successful functional and aesthetic outcomes for cases involving primary failure of eruption of permanent teeth.

Author notes: Jann Siew Chin, BDS, MFDS, MPhil, FDS RCPS (Glasg), Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Dental Hospital, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. Matthew BM Thomas, BDS(Hons), MFDS, MPhil, MRDRCS(Ed), FDS RCS(Eng), FDS RCS(Ed), FDTFEd, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Dental Hospital, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. email: chinj1@cardiff.ac.uk

Objective: The reader should understand the dental implications of primary failure of eruption.

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