Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79--82

Can a single molar root act as a whole tooth?


Vittorio Checchi 
 Department of Surgery, Medicine, Dentistry and Morphological Sciences, Unit of Dentistry and Oral-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Vittorio Checchi
Department of Surgery, Medicine, Dentistry and Morphological Sciences, Unit of Dentistry and Oral-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via del Pozzo 71, 41121 Modena
Italy

This clinical case describes the longitudinal outcome of a radisected upper molar root. The palatal root acted as an abutment and was finalized with a double-premolar-shaped metal-resin crown with two rests on the adjacent teeth. Fifteen years later, the root and its crown were still in place, with no pathologic pocket probing depth and lack of inflammation; the tooth was still in function with no signs of periodontal breakdown. This therapeutic option seemed to have been biologically respectful and maintains the possibility to provide future implant therapy.


How to cite this article:
Checchi V. Can a single molar root act as a whole tooth?.J Indian Soc Periodontol 2022;26:79-82


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Checchi V. Can a single molar root act as a whole tooth?. J Indian Soc Periodontol [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 May 27 ];26:79-82
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