Quintessence Int 36 (2005), No. 5 31. Mar. 2005
Quintessence Int 36 (2005), No. 5 (31.03.2005)
Management of hypodontia: Orthodontic considerations (II)
Thind, Bikram S./Stirrups, David R./Forgie, Andrew H./Larmour, Colin J./Mossey, Peter A.
Patients with congenitally missing teeth (hypodontia) present with complex problems. Meeting their treatment needs requires a joint effort between the disciplines of orthodontics and restorative dentistry. There are a number of options available to restore space generated by missing teeth. In the majority of patients orthodontic treatment will be required before this space can be restored satisfactorily. The second part of this series reviews the orthodontic considerations for various options.
Keywords: anchorage, hypodontia, missing teeth, orthodontics, prosthesis, space closure