CASE REPORT


Replacement of Congenitally Missing Bilateral Maxillary Canines with Dental Implants: A Rare Case Report and Mini Review



Abduljabbar Mohammed Alsameai1, Basema Abdullah Khabaz1, Mohammed Abdo Alraawi2, Mohammed M Al Moaleem3, *
1 Faculty of Dentistry, Sana’a University, Sana’a, Yemen
2 Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Mustafa Kemal, Antakya, Turkey
3 Department of Prosthetic Dental Science, College of Dentistry, Jazan University, Jazan, KSA


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Prosthetic Dental Science, College of Dentistry, Jazan University, Jazan, Saudi Arabia;
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Abstract

Introduction:

Maxillary canines play strategic roles in maintaining the normal function and visibility of teeth. However, rare cases of bilateral permanent congenitally missing maxillary canines were occurring. Replacing these missing canines with dental implant prostheses is an optimal treatment plan for aesthetics and functions.

Case Report:

In this case report, we described the replacement of bilateral maxillary canines with osseointegrated implants to support all-ceramic prostheses for a young female patient. This treatment avoids the conventional preparation of adjacent teeth as a part of prosthetic reconstructions. In addition to that, all-ceramic crowns are biocompatible with oral cavity structures.

Conclusion:

The stable short-term result has been achieved with the replacement of the bilateral congenitally missed canines with an implant and cemented all-ceramic crowns, with 3-years cumulative success rate.

Keywords: Bilateral hypodontia, Congenitally missing, Implant, Maxillary canines, Solitary anomaly, Oral cavity.