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Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants
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ISSN Print: 1050-6934
ISSN Online: 1940-4379

Journal of Long-Term Effects of Medical Implants

DOI: 10.1615/JLongTermEffMedImplants.2019031003
pages 87-90

Considerations on the Use of a Temporary Anchorage Device for Improving Longevity and Success

Mohsen Forghany
Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA 94143-0758
Ram M. Vaderhobli
Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA 94143-0758


Controlled movement of teeth is both a science and an art that relies on applied forces and anchoring or resistance points. The temporary anchorage device (TAD) is a mini-implant that is used as an anchoring point. Applied to appropriate cases with optimal technique, TAD can enhance results. This article discusses the considerations behind increasing longevity of an implant in use and improving its success. Such considerations include implant placement, time before loading, amount of loading, and patient habits.


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