Interdisciplinary management of patients with congenital absence of upper lateral incisors
Dr Antonio Estrada Valenzuela
This lecture addresses the two main multidisciplinary treatment pathways in patients with missing upper lateral incisors. It is explained in detail when it is preferable to open the space for an implant, and when tooth substitution is indicated, that is, converting the canine into a lateral and the first premolar into a canine. The indications and contraindications of both options are analyzed, supported by clinical cases
- To establish treatment priorities and multidisciplinary techniques for the esthetic and functional management of congenital absence of upper lateral incisors
- To show how an interdisciplinary dental team could improve patients with congenital absence of upper lateral incisors QoL
- To discuss the relevance of early detection of congenital absence of upper incisors in the prognosis of aesthetic treatments.