One of the most complex problems orthodontists face are patients with missing teeth in the esthetic zone. Implant replacement is often the first option considered by the interdisciplinary team but may not be the best restorative option for the patient due to financial reasons or other constraints.
Learning objectives include:
To review the challenges in preparing patients for dental implants;
Discuss indications and contraindications for various restorative options;
Discuss indications and contraindications for dental substitution;
Review the esthetic considerations in patients with missing anterior teeth;
Discuss strategies for improving interdisciplinary communication in these patients.