Pre-prosthetic minor tooth movement with elastic separating ring & provisional restoration modification: case report
신한얼 ; 노병덕 ; 이찬영 ; 신유석
Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics, Vol.37(2) : 114~118, 2012
Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics
Proximal caries or coronal defect in posterior teeth may result in the loss of proximal space and drifting of neighboring teeth, which makes restoration difficult. Inability to restore proper contours and to align tooth axis properly are commonly encountered problems when planning tooth restoration. Moreover, tilted teeth aggravate periodontal tissue breakdown, such as pseudo-pocket, and angular osseous defect. The purpose of this case presentation is to describe a simple technique for inducing minor tooth movement with orthodontic separating ring and provisional restoration modification. This method was used to create crown placement space on mesially tilted molar. This method is easy, simple and efficient technique which could be used in interproximal space gaining in selected situation.