Literature review and report of a case of dental implants in congenital agenesis of upper lateral incisors

Introduction: The upper lateral incisors are the second absent just after the second premolars in a 12.3%; may be an unique case or as part of a syndrome.

Objective: Literature review about dental implant rehabilitation with dental implants for congenital agenesis of upper lateral incisors in youngs and to present a case report.

Aim: To establish the guidelines for ideal timing for placing dental implants in growing patients with congenital agenesis of upper lateral incisors.

Case report: A 19-year-old female patient with congenitally missing upper lateral rehabilitated with dental implants and immediate provisional crowns.

Design: Review of literature and case report.

Background: The controversy about dental implant placement in young patients with congenital teeth agenesis is a discussion topic because of the maxillaries growth within aesthetics and psicologic aspects.

Materials and methods: Literature in English and Spanish language found in Medline data base within the context of congenital tooth agenesis and dental implant treatment.

Purpose: To chose the best plan among diversity about dental implant rehabilitation for congenital tooth agenesis patients In order to achieve a successful treatment.

Conclusion: Teeth agenesis treatment in young is challenging because of the need of multidisciplinary approach however dental implant rehabilitation is a current treatment. They seek treatment for aesthetic reasons, functional, phonetic or psychological at early ages. Special considerations like bone growth should be taken when planning the placement of dental implants.

Conflict of interest: The controversy about dental implant placement in young patients with congenital teeth agenesis is a discussion topic because of the maxillaries growth within aesthetics and psycologic aspects.

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Feb 5, 2018 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Comments Off on Literature review and report of a case of dental implants in congenital agenesis of upper lateral incisors
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