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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

April 1990
Volume 21 , Issue 4

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Orthodontic positioning of an impacted supernumerary tooth: report of a case.

Brezniak, Naphtali; Meidan, Zeev; Lieberman, Myron

PMID: 2243933

A supernumerary tooth that closely resembles the adjacent tooth is termed supplementary. A case to which a mandibular right first molar was replaced by a supplementary third premolar is presented. Recurrent caries under a crown on the first molar necessitated removal of the crown,so that only the roots remained. The roots were extracted, and the supernumerary tooth was moved orthodontically into a favorable arch position. A 6-month followup revealed no changes in the position of the tooth.

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