Congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors and orthodontic treatment considerations for the single-tooth implant

J Can Dent Assoc. 2001 Jan;67(1):25-8.


Implant restorations have become a primary treatment option for the replacement of congenitally missing lateral incisors. The central incisor and canine often erupt in less than optimal positions adjacent to the edentulous lateral incisor space, and therefore preprosthetic orthodontic treatment is frequently required. Derotation of the central incisor and canine, space closure and correction of root proximities may be required to create appropriate space in which to place the implant and achieve an esthetic restoration. This paper discusses aspects of preprosthetic orthodontic diagnosis and treatment that need to be considered with implant restorations.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anodontia / complications*
  • Anodontia / surgery
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous
  • Dental Implants, Single-Tooth*
  • Humans
  • Incisor / abnormalities*
  • Maxilla
  • Orthodontics, Corrective / methods*
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Preoperative Care
  • Tooth Eruption, Ectopic / etiology*
  • Tooth Eruption, Ectopic / therapy*