Missing Teeth: Lateral Incisor, Replaced with Artificial Tooth

Pre-treatment: This patient was missing her upper right lateral incisor indicated by the arrow and the upper left lateral incisor was malformed into a pegged shape. It's not always possible to close the space left by missing teeth.


Post-treatment: We corrected imbalances in her bite, then opened up space to have the upper right lateral incisor replaced with a temporary bonded bridge (indicated by arrow) and a veneer on the upper left lateral incisor to improve it's shape. The upper right lateral incisor will eventually be replaced with a permanent implant.