Dental malocclusion correction. Close-up of the mouth of a patient whose upper right canine (upper left) is being replaced with a crown to correct a dental malocclusion. A malocclusion is misalignment between the teeth of the upper and lower jaws as they close. Here, the upper canine was strongly protruding from the dental arch. The canine was shorted and a metal pin (silver) implanted into the root. The crown will be fixed to the pin to restore the function of the tooth.
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