Mineral trioxide aggregate for apexification in non-vital teeth with open apices: A case report

Authors : Priya Mendiratta, Pooja Srivastava, Bhavna Gupta

DOI : 10.18231/j.jds.2021.021

Volume : 9

Issue : 2

Year : 2021

Page No : 84-87

Management of immature non-vital teeth poses challenge for the clinician owing to the thin root canal walls and open apices which may show apical divergence. Apexification is the technique of inducing the apical closure with a root end filling material for non-vital immature young permanent teeth. Traditionally, Calcium hydroxide was the material of choice for apexification of immature permanent teeth but introduction of MTA has shown remarkable promise as an alternative to calcium hydroxide. This report presents a case of apexification of anterior two young permanent teeth with open apices using MTA and Gutta percha followed by esthetic build up using cast metal posts and full coverage restorations.

Keywords: Apexification, Non vital immature teeth, MTA, Open apex, Young permanent teeth, Calcium hydroxide

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