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Article: Volume 14 Number 3 Page 139 - July 2021

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  Orthodontic Update 55: 139-145

Orthodontics:  Missing lateral incisors: implant-related dilemmas

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Abstract: This article provides an overview of the management of developmentally missing lateral incisors. When prosthodontic replacement of the missing lateral is required, wherever possible, implant-supported prostheses are considered the preferred definitive replacement option. The developmentally missing lateral incisor presents a unique aesthetic challenge. Developments in dental implant systems have implications in the management of this particular clinical situation.

Clinical relevance: To highlight the importance of interdisciplinary dental care, including the orthodontist and restorative dentist, in treatment of patients with missing lateral incisors.

Author notes: Nicola Wade, BDS(Hons), MFDS, Dental Core Trainee 3 in Restorative Dentistry, Leeds Dental Institute, Clarendon Way, Leeds LS2 9LU, Andrew Shelton, BDS, MFDS, MOrth, MDentSci, FDS(Orth), Consultant Orthodontist, Montagu Hospital, Doncaster, S64 0AZ, Matthew Gahan, BChD, MFDS RCS(Edin), MDentSci, FDS(Rest Dent) RCS(Edin), Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Leeds Dental Institute, Clarendon Way, Leeds LS2 9LU. Email:

Objective: The reader should be aware of the treatment options for the management of developmentally missing lateral incisors and have consideration of the outcomes.

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