How common is missing lateral incisors? Anodontia: congenital absence of one or several teeth
The upper lateral incisors are among the teeth that are most often congenitally missing with an incidence of ± 2% of the population.
Why do I have missing lateral incisors? Missing lateral incisors are most commonly caused by a condition called hypodontia, in which someone is congenitally born with missing teeth. This is extremely common and is one of the most typical dental phenomena, right next to having extra teeth.
How do you fix a missing incisor? A fixed porcelain bridge can be placed to replace the missing incisor. A tooth can be bonded between the existing teeth to replace the missing tooth. A ‘flipper’ or removable partial denture can be made that replaced the missing tooth.
What are lateral incisors? Lateral incisors are the two teeth located to the right and left sides of the central incisors. They are also referred to as being in the distal position, or away from the center of the jaw.