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VOLUME 5 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2022 ) > List of Articles


An Interim Replacement for Missing Teeth in Children with Temporary Anchorage Device: A Lesser Showcased Aspect

Shefali Negi, Ruchi Singhal, Saurabh Narang, Himani Kaushik, Anisha Kakran

Keywords : Avulsion, Interim replacement, Prosthetic rehabilitation, Temporary anchorage device

Citation Information : Negi S, Singhal R, Narang S, Kaushik H, Kakran A. An Interim Replacement for Missing Teeth in Children with Temporary Anchorage Device: A Lesser Showcased Aspect. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2022; 5 (3):170-175.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10077-3240

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 27-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


In this modern age, where the appearance and outlook of an individual play such an important role, missing anterior teeth can be very traumatic to the younger generation, both physically and psychologically. Now with the introduction of a temporary anchorage device (TAD), an interim replacement for these teeth without hampering the adjacent teeth or giving the young patient an unpleasant feeling of wearing fake teeth is possible until the growth is completed. Not much data is available in the literature regarding its use; hence, the aim of this case series is to report the cases where orthodontic TADs were successfully used for interim prosthetic rehabilitation in children suffering from partial edentulism due to the avulsion of young permanent teeth. The results obtained showed great success with healthy gingiva, as well as bone around the miniscrew, and there was no loosening or breakage of the miniscrew or the crown during the period of 1-year follow-up.

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