Management of Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors using dental implants – an orthodontic perspective
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Several treatment alternatives exist for the replacement of congenitally missing lateral incisors. These include canine substitution, fixed partial dentures, and single tooth implants. Implant restorations are gaining popularity for the replacement of missing teeth. The central incisor and canine often erupt in less-than-optimal positions, and frequently require preprosthetic orthodontic treatment to create sufficient space for implant placement. This article discusses various aspects of orthodontic treatment required for implant restoration.