Unilateral Maxillary Lateral Incisor Agenesis with Mini Implant Prostheses: A Case Report
Azzaldeen A, Nikos K, Georgos C and Abu-Hussein M*
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, FICD 123Argus Street, 10441 Athens, Greece
- *Corresponding Author:
- Abu-Hussein M
MDent Sci (PaedDent), FICD 123Argus Street
10441 Athens, Greece
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: December 18, 2015 Accepted: February 17, 2016 Published:March 15, 2016
Citation:Azzaldeen A, Nikos K, Georgos C, Abu-Hussein M (2016) Unilateral Maxillary Lateral Incisor Agenesis with Mini Implant Prostheses: A Case Report. Dent Implants Dentures 1:106. doi:10.4172/2572-4835.1000106
Copyright: © 2016 Abu-Hussein M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Orthodontic management for patients with single or bilateral congenitally missing permanent lateral incisors is a challenge to effective treatment planning. Over the last several decades, dentistry has focused on several treatment modalities for replacement of missing teeth. The two major alternative treatment options are orthodontic space closure or space opening forprosthetic replacements. For patients with high aesthetic expectations implants are one of the treatment of choices, especially when it comes to replacement of missing maxillary lateral incisors and mandibular incisors. Edentulous areas where the available bone is compromised to use conventional implants with 2.5 mm or more in diameter, narrow diameter implants with less than 2.5 mm diameter can be successfully used. This case report deals with managing a compromised situation in the region of maxillary lateral incisorusing a narrow diameter implant.