The congenital absence of permanent teeth, also known as partial anodontia, is a relatively common problem. The patient missing one or both lateral incisors is a frequent occurrence. The treatment of missing laterals involves both functional and esthetic considerations. Options include: cuspid lateralization; implant placement; conventional three-unit bridge; Maryland bridge; and a fiber-reinforced composite bridge (direct or indirect). Direct fiber-reinforced composite bridges provide a minimally invasive restorative option that allows for future implant placement. Selection of appropriate fiber reinforcement and placement of the fibers allows long-term clinical success. Adherence to appropriate adhesive protocol is mandatory.