Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2014, vol. 20, issue 1
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Pages: 473-477
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2014201.473
Published online: 13 March 2014

J of IMAB 2014 Jan-Jun;20(1):473-477
Hristina Arnautska Corresponding Autor, Gergana Ivanova.
Department of Prosthetic Dental Medicine and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria.

The resorption of the lateral incisors after ectopic eruption of the permanent canines is one of the most common complications and may be detected in all cases of seriously altered route of eruption. The case presented is of a 10-year old boy with permanent dentition and extracted upper lateral incisors as a result of a severe degree of resorption of their roots due to improper eruption of the canines. This article aims at establishing that early detection and prompt preventive measures will lead to avoiding the critical complications arising out of the impacted canines and will preserve the morphological and functional integrity of the incisors and the dentition.

Key words: impacted canines; incisors resorbtion; orthodontics treatment;

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Arnautska H, Ivanova G. A clinical case of loss of the upper lateral incisors as a result of canines impaction. J of IMAB. 2014 Jan-Jun;20(1):473-477. doi: 10.5272/jimab.2014201.473.

Correspondence to: Dr. Hristina Arnautska, Department of Prosthetic Dental Medicine and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Varna; 150, Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail:

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Received: 30 November 2013
Published online: 13 March 2014

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