Dentistry Publications

Title

Hemisection as an Alternative Treatment for Decayed Multirooted Terminal Abutment: A Case Report

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2009

Journal

Journal of the Canadian Dental Association

Volume

75

Issue

5

First Page

387

Last Page

390

Abstract

Hemisection of a mandibular molar may be a suitable treatment option when the decay is restricted to one root and the other root is healthy. This article describes and illustrates a case in which the decayed terminal abutment was part of a fixed prosthesis. Hemisection and prosthetic rehabilitation yielded a satisfactory result.