Miniscrew covering: an alternative to prevent traumatic lesions.
During orthodontic treatment with miniscrews, complications such as aphthous ulceration, soft-tissue coverage of the miniscrew head, soft-tissue inflammation, infection, and peri-implantitis can occur. Good hygiene can prevent inflammation by infection but does not prevent traumatic oral mucosal lesions at the buccal mucosa. The purpose of this article was to describe the use of a physical barrier--a light-cured temporary filling material--to cover the miniscrew head and prevent soft-tissue trauma.
Department of Pedodontics and Orthodontics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. email@example.com
SourceAmerican journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics 141:2 2012 Feb pg 242-4
MeSHCoated Materials, Biocompatible
Orthodontic Anchorage Procedures
Orthodontic Appliance Design
Pub Type(s)Case Reports