This patient was congenitally missing both upper lateral incisors, a condition that typically develops a crooked smile. Braces were necessary to straighten her smile. Following orthodontic treatment, her orthodontist referred her to our office for restoration.


We placed dental implants in both lateral incisor positions. Gum grafting was also accomplished to make the gum tissues more even and symmetrical. Finally, porcelain crowns were placed on both implants and her two front teeth. Our patient was excited to finally have the smile that she always wanted.