ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X
Gururaj G, Mohammed Zameer, Mudasser Mohammed
The loss of permanent tooth in adolescent patient makes it highly desirable to perform the necessary treatment as expeditiously as possible. When a tooth is lost, space maintenance should be provided immediately after extraction to prevent tipping, tilting, or rotation of the abutment teeth or eruption of the opposing teeth. To ascertain function and esthetics, immediate treatments include interim space maintainer approaches. So this report describes a new technique for the management of the lost mandibular second premolar with a fixed functional interim space maintainer in a 12-year-old boy. The technique offers provision of conservative and cost effective fixed interim space maintainer which can restore correct, harmonious, and nondestructive occlusal relationships.