Edition V18N06 | Year 2019 | Editorial Clinical case | Pages 55 to 64
Objective: The purpose of this study was to show, by means of a clinical case, the dental movement towards the atrophic alveolar ridge area by the agenesis of teeth #31, #32, #41 and #42, aiming at restoring bone in quantity and quality enough to install a implant-borne prosthesis. This procedure is supported by biological principles of tooth movement, because during this process the alveolar bone and the healthy periodontium accompanies the dental element. Orthodontic movement is an alternative to bone grafting surgery. Methods: Orthodontic mechanics was performed with 0.022-in Edgewise brackets bonded with individualized angulation. Sliding mechanics of elements #33 and #43 was per- formed. Results: There was mesial movement of the elements and bone formation in the distal, enough for implant installation. Con- clusion: In this clinical case it was possible to move the dental element through the atrophic alveolar bone. This movement left a trace of bone tissue with greater volume, height and quality, capable of receiving implantborne prosthetic rehabilitation. This is an effective alternative for bone rehabilitation in cases of atrophic alveolar ridge.