Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Case Report Volume 6 Issue 9

Managing Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors: A Case Report

ZAGHDOUD Wadie*, KHIARI Firas, JENHANI Molka, BEN AMOR Wiem Cirine, DALLEL Ines, TOBJI Samir and BEN AMOR Adel

Department of Orthodontic Department, Dental Faculty of Monastir, Tunisia

*Corresponding Author: ZAGHDOUD Wadie, Department of Orthodontic Department, Dental Faculty of Monastir, Tunisia.

Received: July 26, 2022; Published:


Congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors affects patient self-esteem in a big way since it concerns an esthetic zone. This case report describes a multidisciplinary approach combining orthodontic and surgical treatment replacing the two laterals by implant-supported prostheses.


Keywords: Agenesis; Laterals; Orthodontic; Implant


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Citation: ZAGHDOUD Wadie., et al. “Managing Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisors: A Case Report". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.9 (2022): 00-00.


Copyright: © 2022 ZAGHDOUD Wadie., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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