Treatment of Patients With Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors: Is an Interdisciplinary Task.Abu-Hussein Muhamad1*, Watted Nezar, Abdulgani Azzaldeen, and Bajali Musa1
2Department of Orthodontics, Arab American University, Jenin, Palestine.
3Department of Conservative Dentistry, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine.
- Corresponding Author:
- Abu-Hussein Muhamad
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
Received: 11/07/2014 Revised: 13/08/2014 Accepted: 15/08/2014
Congenitally missing teeth are frequently presented to the dentist. Interdisciplinary approach may be needed for the proper treatment plan. The available treatment modalities to replace congenitally missing teeth include prosthodontic fixed and removable prostheses, resin bonded retainers, orthodontic movement of maxillary canine to the lateral incisor site and single tooth implants. Dental implants offer a promising treatment option for placement of congenitally missing teeth. Interdisciplinary approach may be needed in these cases. This article aims to present a case report of replacement of bilaterally congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors with dental implants.