Article: Volume 41 Number 10 Page 867 - December 2014

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  Dent Update 2014; 41: 867-874

Orthodontic-Restorative Dentistry Interface:  Management of Microdont Maxillary Lateral Incisors

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Abstract: Maxillary microdont lateral incisors can have significant implications on the development of the permanent dentition in terms of the eruption of maxillary permanent canines, as well as on the aesthetics of the upper labial segment and the overall occlusion, depending on the extent of microdontia. This paper describes the aetiology, clinical implications and management of the maxillary microdont lateral incisor.

Clinical relevance: The definitive management of the maxillary microdont lateral incisor may involve either a restorative or orthodontic approach or, in some cases, a combined orthodontic-restorative approach.

Author notes: Sadaf Khan, BDS, MSc, MOrth, FDSOrth, Consultant Orthodontist, Eastman Dental Hospital and the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, Daljit Gill, BDS, MSc, MOrth, FDSOrth, Consultant Orthodontist, Eastman Dental Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London and G Steve Bassi, BDS, LDS RCS, FDS RCPS(Glasg), FDS RCS(Ed), FDS(Rest Dent) RCPS, MDentSci, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Eastman Dental Hospital, 256 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8LD, UK.

Objective: To describe the aetiology, clinical implications and management of the maxillary microdont lateral incisor.

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