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Management of Complex Orthodontic Problems Management of Complex Orthodontic Problems

Author(s):

Vincent G. Kokich, Sr., DDS, MSD

Date Added:

6/1/1996


Summary:

Today implants are commonly used to replace missing teeth in partially edentulous adult orthodontic patients. Because these patients are missing teeth, orthodontic mechanics may be complicated or often impossible because of insufficient anchorage. In these situations, it may be feasible to use the implant initially as an orthodontic anchor to facilitate complex tooth movement and secondarily as an abutment for a crown or fixed prosthesis. This article will discuss the ramifications and requirements for using implants as anchors and abutments in adult orthodontic patients. (Semin Orthod 1996;2:1-8.) Copyright© 1996 by W.B. Saunders Company

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