Article: Volume 11 Number 3 Page 106 - July 2018

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  Orth Update 2018; 11: 106-109

Orthodontics:  Options for Replacing Missing Teeth during Orthodontic Treatment

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Abstract: Patients presenting for orthodontic treatment with missing teeth in the anterior region have an added concern about how aesthetics will be affected over the duration of treatment. It is important to maintain the best possible aesthetics during treatment as this may affect patient confidence, motivation and enthusiasm. This paper reviews the techniques used to maintain aesthetics during orthodontic treatment for patients who require eventual replacement of a missing tooth. The advantages and disadvantages of the different treatment options are discussed.

Clinical relevance: To understand the treatment options for temporary replacement of missing teeth during orthodontic treatment.

Author notes: Niamh O’Rourke, BA, BDentSc, MClin Dent, MOrth RCS(Eng), Post CCST in Orthodontics, King’s College Hospital and Royal Surrey County Hospital and Nigel Taylor, MDSc, BDS, FDS RCS(Ed), FDS RCS (Eng), MOrth RCS(Ed), DOrth RCS(Eng), Consultant in Orthodontics, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Egerton Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XX, UK.

Objective: To explain the options available in treating cases with missing teeth in the anterior zone.

Kavo Kerr