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Case Report

Absorbable Suture as an Apical Matrix in Single Visit Apexification with Mineral Trioxide Aggregate

Figure 2

(a)–(c) Fabrication of the matrix. (a) Formation of the “apical matrix” by tying a knot with the suture material. (b) The suture material was kept in the radio-opaque dye for 15 minutes. (c) “Modified suture apical matrix” ready for placement in the root canal. (d)–(g) Intracanal procedures. (d) Working length radiograph. (e) Apical matrix was placed at the apex and the free end was left outside for adjustment. (f) Radiograph taken after placement of MTA, obturation, and coronal restoration with composite. (g) 3-month recall shows absorption of the “apical matrix.”

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