Journal of Conservative Dentistry

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 187--190

Management of congenitally missing second premolars in a growing child


Padmanabh Jha1, Mesha Jha2 
1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Demonstrator, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Padmanabh Jha
Department of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics, Subharti Dental College, Subhartipuram, National Highway 58, Delhi Haridwar Byepass, Meerut - 250 002, Uttar Pradesh
India

The second premolars have the highest incidence of congenital absence, after the third molars. The problem resides not in the prevalence of congenitally missing premolars but in the selection of a treatment plan that will yield the best results over the long term. The present study reports a case of a 14 year old female patient with bilaterally congenitally missing second mandibular premolars with associated crowding of teeth. The case has been managed using a multi-speciality approach, in which both deciduous mandibular second molars were sectioned and the distal half retained. The retained half was prepared to receive a full coverage restoration which was contoured as a premolar. The space created was then utilized to correct the crowding by fixed orthodontics. A two year follow up shows retained distal half of the deciduous mandibular second molar with correction of crowding and space closure.


How to cite this article:
Jha P, Jha M. Management of congenitally missing second premolars in a growing child.J Conserv Dent 2012;15:187-190


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Jha P, Jha M. Management of congenitally missing second premolars in a growing child. J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Sep 15 ];15:187-190
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