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J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent. 2012;39(1): 51-57.
ALVEOLAR BONE LOSS AFTER THE EARLY LOSS OF UPPER CENTRAL INCISOR IN GROWING CHILDREN
Hye Jin Na1, Je Seon Song2, Jae-Ho Jae-Ho Lee2, Hyung-Jun Choi2, Seong-Oh Kim2, Heung-Kyu Son2, Byung-Jai Choi2
1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University
2Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Oral Science Research Center, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University
Corresponding Author: Byung-Jai Choi ,Tel: 02-2228-8800, Email: 02-2228-8800
Received: September 1, 2011;  Accepted: January 11, 2012.
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ABSTRACT
The anterior maxillary incisor is the most traumatized region in the mouth and trauma is frequent between the ages of 8-10. Traumatic loss of teeth, can lead to many complications in children. Thus, as possible to keep traumatic teeth, but if you need extractions There may be. Complications occur and early tooth loss is frequent. Complications of early loss of central incisors are esthetic compromise, loss of vertical and horizontal width, height, contour of alveolar bone, tilting of adjacent teeth, arch length loss. Alveolar bone loss may affect normal function and stability, and results in esthetic problem for future prosthesis restoration. The 9-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy got early loss of upper central incisor. The amount of alveolar bone resorption was measured using cone beam computed tomograph and cast analysis.
Keywords: Maxillary Incisor | Early loss | Alveolar bone loss
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