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Preprosthetic Molar Uprighting Using Skeletal Anchorage

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 07 : PAGES (433-437) 2013

MANUEL NIENKEMPER, DDS, MSC

ALEXANDER PAULS, DDS

BJÖRN LUDWIG, DMD, MSD

BENEDICT WILMES, DMD, MSD, PHD

DIETER DRESCHER, DMD, PHD

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Unless a prosthetic replacement is inserted soon after extraction or loss of a first molar, the second molar may tip mesially into the edentulous space. Not only will the first-molar space contract mesiodistally, but eccentric occlusal loading will reduce the biomechanical loading capacity of the second molar.

Such a situation requires preprosthetic uprighting of the second molar using appropriate mechanics. Simply tipping the molar distally with a statically dete...

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