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Orthodontic molar intrusion with palatal implant: a case report


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Author Details : Rahul Gupta, Payal Sharma, Piush Kumar, Vikas Chauhan

Volume : 5, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 74-77


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Abstract

Patients with missing molars usually present with supraerupted antagonist molars, hampering rehabilitation by prosthesis. In such cases orthodontic intrusion of the supraerupted molar can be considered. There are several modalities for intrusion but active intrusion can be achieved by temporary anchorage devices or TAD’s. Intraorally TAD’s can be placed at various sites in the maxilla such as buccal alveolus, palatal alveolus and mid palatal region. Among these, palatal alveolus provides more favorable periodontium for stability of TAD’s. This case report presents molar intrusion with a palatal implant.

Keywords:
Molar intrusion; Palatal implant; Supraeruption; Missing molar

How to cite : Gupta R, Sharma P, Kumar P, Chauhan V, Orthodontic molar intrusion with palatal implant: a case report. J Dent Spec 2017;5(1):74-77

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