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Replacement of the Missing Maxillary Lateral Incisor

Time: Sep 28, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The replacement of the missing maxillary lateral incisor is a treatment dilemma that has plagued dentists for decades. It is the second most common tooth to be missing due to agenesis and is also a common tooth to be injured due to trauma. There are several treatment options to replace the missing lateral incisor. These include the dental implant, canine substitution, autotransplantation and the bonded bridge. In this presentation each of these treatment options, along with risks and benefits, will be discussed.

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe the risks associated with the dental implant.
  2. Describe the indications and technique for canine substitution.
  3. Describe the indications for autotransplantation.
  4. Plan, prepare, and insert a zirconia bonded bridge.