Long-term edentulism leads to the encroachment of the space by the antagonist teeth, which interfere with the occlusion, function, and most importantly the vertical space required for replacement of the teeth. Dental implant therapy has taken over conventional fixed dental prosthesis as a treatment option since the last few decades. Minimum biomechanical requirement for the height of the implant prosthesis makes it imperative for the clinician to modify the height of the opposing tooth. Overcoming the conventional technique of tooth reduction, use of temporary anchorage devices like mini-implants, for tooth intrusion, provides a minimally invasive approach. This article describes a case where mini-implants were activated using elastics for maxillary molar intrusion to create space for the implant prosthesis to replace the missing mandibular molars.
Keywords: Implants, Intrusion, Mini-implants, Temporary anchorage devices.
How to cite this article: Shinde PH, Jain NV, Dugal R. Maxillary Molar Intrusion using Mini-implants to gain Vertical Space in the Antagonist Arch for Rehabilitation with Implant Prosthesis: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Int J Clin Implant Dent 2015;1(3):119-122.
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