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Palatally Anchored Maxillary Molar Mesialization Using the Mesialslider

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 03 : PAGES (172-179) 2013

BENEDICT WILMES, DDS, MSC, PHD

MANUEL NIENKEMPER, DDS, MSC

RAVINDRA NANDA, BDS, MDS, PHD

GUDRUN LUBBERINK, DDS, MSC

DIETER DRESCHER, DDS, MSC, PHD

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Congenitally missing lateral incisors or second premolars, extremely displaced canines, or severe trauma to the central incisors all result in a reduced upper dentition. The two most common treatment approaches are space closure or space opening to allow prosthodontic replacement with either a fixed prosthesis or single-tooth implants. Both of these approaches involve compromises in terms of esthetics, periodontal health, and function.


In many cases, space closure by mean...

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