Restoration of an endodontically treated premolar with limited interocclusal clearance

Sandya K. Kini, Vidya Saraswathi Muliya

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Abstract

Endodontically treated teeth with the loss of coronal tooth structure when left untreated for a long period may cause supraeruption, drifting, tipping, and rotation of adjacent and opposing teeth. This may be challenging to the clinician, when fabricating a crown because of inadequate interocclusal space. This case report describes a simple technique to restore an endodontically treated maxillary first premolar with the loss of coronal tooth structure and lack of interocclusal space. The maxillary first premolar had a single root canal and was endodontically treated. The lower premolar had supraerupted reducing the interocclusal space. A minimally invasive and esthetic technique was used to restore the tooth with limited interocclusal clearance. The tooth was restored with a Richmond crown, which had the morphology of a canine instead of a premolar. Thus, the tooth was salvaged by changing the morphology of the crown and the desired functional and esthetic results were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)518-520
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Dental Research
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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