Adjunctive controlled intrusion of the maxillary first molar using orthodontic miniscrews

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In the absence of the mandibular first molar, there is corresponding supra-eruption of the maxillary first molar, which can lead to occlusal interferences compromising the space available for restoration with a prosthesis. In this case report, the maxillary left first molar intrusion has been discussed with the use of two miniscrews. A 28-year-old female reported with a missing mandibular left first molar and wanting to replace it with a dental implant. The patient presented with a Class I skeletal relation, mild proclination of the anteriors and occlusal contacts. The maxillary first molar had erupted by >4 mm beyond the occlusal plane, thereby reducing the space available for placement of a lower prosthetic crown. After 5 months of intrusion, the desired occlusal clearance was achieved, and impressions were recorded. For retention, the patient was given an upper clear vacuum retainer and the crown was placed on the implant.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberrjad047
JournalJournal of Surgical Case Reports
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2023


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