Unilateral or bilateral agenesis of upper lateral incisors has basically 2 different therapeutic approaches:
Closing of spaces and making-up of canines as laterals and of first premolars as canines with composite materials or porcelain
Opening of spaces and substitution of missing laterals by implants or bridges.
In this article we review the different restorative and orthodontic therapeutic procedures.
(Rev Esp Ortod. 2002;32(1):028-042)