Edition V19N06 | Year 2020 | Editorial Controversies in Orthodontics | Pages 126 to 132
Introduction: Replacement resorption is slower and later when it involves enamel. Objective: The objective of this work is to emphasize that the enamel can be involved and be part of alveolodental ankylosis and replacement dental resorption, although this is more unusual to happen in the clinical routine. Based on the principles of bone biopathology, there is no biological need to remove the tooth involved, as it can be considered a normal bone structure, and an osseointegrated implant can even be placed in the region. Conclusion: It can be concluded that in the region where a tooth with alveolodentary ankylosis and replacement resorption will be left, with or without enamel involved, it is essential not to have the possibility of microbial contamination of the region, in the same way that this criterion must be met to plan implant placement.