Managing the patient with missing or malformed maxillary central incisors.

  title={Managing the patient with missing or malformed maxillary central incisors.},
  author={Vincent O. Kokich and Katherine E Crabill},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  volume={129 4 Suppl},
O ccas ional ly , orthodontists and genera l dentists encounter a patient who has traumatically avulsed a maxillary central incisor or a patient with a geminated or fused maxillary central incisor that must be removed. In either situation, a decision must be made about the eventual restoration of the anterior edentulous space. Several options exist for replacing a missing maxillary central incisor. If the tooth has been avulsed, the simplest long-term solution is to replant it. However, the… CONTINUE READING