Case Report

Use of mini implants in the multidisciplinary treatment of congenitally missing mandibular lateral incisors: a case report


  • Arzu Atay
  • Şeniz Karaçay
  • Bahadır Gürbüzer
  • Mustafa Tunalı
  • Barış Tolga Süer

Received Date: 05.04.2011 Accepted Date: 08.08.2011 Gulhane Med J 2012;54(4):311-316

The aim of this case report is to present the multidisciplinary treatment of a patient with congenitally missing mandibular lateral incisors. In the intraoral examination of a 35 years old female patient, it was determined that neighbor teeth were migrated to the space of the congenital missing mandibular lateral incisors. Sufficient mesiodistal space was prepared by orthodontic treatment to place the implants. 3 dimensional (3D) cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) revealed that vestibulolingual and mesiodistal bone dimensions were not adequate for conventional implants so crowns supported with mini implants were performed to the patient. At the end of multidisciplinary treatment approach, stabile occlusion and esthetic appearance was achieved. In cases with insufficient bone mini implants may be preferred instead of conventional implants.

Keywords: Congenitally missing mandibular incisor, mini implant, 3D tomography, alveolar bone volume