Congenitally Missing Laterals

Missing Lateral Teeth

In some patients, the lateral incisors never develop. When this happens the teeth are called congenitally missing teeth. There are several options to replace the adult teeth that never formed. The most conservative and ideal solution is to replace the teeth with dental implants.  Usually, orthodontic treatment is need to create the ideal space for the implant. The dental implants are then placed into the jaw bone. Next, the abutments and crowns are placed to completely restore the missing adult teeth. Dental implants provide a cosmetic and conservative solution for the replacement of congenitally missing teeth.