Interdisciplinary treatment of a periodontally compromised adult patient with multiple missing posterior teeth

Sachin Agarwal, Sumita Gupta, Vinay K. Chugh, Eety Jain, Ashima Valiathan, Ravindra Nanda

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This article reports the comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatment of a 50-year-old periodontally compromised adult patient with multiple missing posterior teeth. After initial periodontal treatment, the maxillary first molars and right central incisor were intruded orthodontically. Miniscrews were used to intrude the maxillary first molars by 3 mm. The mandibular arch was restored with a tooth-supported overdenture. Root coverage of the maxillary right central incisor was performed using Alloderm (Biohorizons, Birmingham, Ala). At the end of the interdisciplinary therapy, the results were esthetically pleasing, with the patient's oral functions restored to the optimum. The emphasis of this report is to highlight the importance of integrating various specialties such as periodontics, orthodontics, endodontics, and restorative dentistry toward a common goal of improving the patient's oral health, function, and esthetics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-248
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2014
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthodontics

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