publication . Article . 2008

Modified Willet′s appliance for bilateral loss of multiple deciduous molars: A case report

Dhindsa A; Pandit I;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2008 Journal: Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry (issn: 0970-4388, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Abstract
No other factor plays a more significant role in preventive and interceptive dentistry than the preservation of deciduous dentition till its normal time of exfoliation. Premature loss of a deciduous tooth or a group of teeth might lead to wide range of implications. When the deciduous second molar is lost before the eruption of first permanent molar, intra-alveolar type of space maintainer is indicated. But in cases of bilateral loss of these teeth the conventional design generally poses a variety of problems. Thus, the conventional designs are required to be modified according to the needs of the patient. Therefore, this paper describes an entirely new design o...
Subjects
mesheuropmc: stomatognathic system
free text keywords: RK1-715, Willet′s appliance, Dentistry, Deciduous molars, space maintainer
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