Most dentists have tackled the dilemma of treating patients missing one or both maxillary lateral incisors. The anchorage requirement depends on the choice of treatment. This program will provide a review of the current proposed forms of treatment for cases missing one or both maxillary lateral incisors and discuss anchorage consideration for the treatment alternatives. Clinical situations will illustrate the variability in the decision process.
Recognize the incidence of missing maxillary lateral incisors.
Correlate the significance of congenitally missing lateral incisors to the whole dentition.