Peg Lateral Incisors

Peg lateral incisors describes a condition where the second tooth on either side of the upper front teeth does not develop correctly and is small, often pointed, and looks like a cone. Sometimes, the permanent adult teeth do not develop at all, leaving only the baby teeth or primary teeth in place. While some people refer to these teeth as peg laterals, a true peg lateral incisor is a term reserved for the under-developed adult permanent tooth that erupts after the baby tooth has been lost.

Treatment for a Peg Lateral

Because upper lateral incisors play such an important role in the appearance of your smile, peg lateral incisors receive a great deal of attention. A prosthodontist can determine the best treatment for any misshapen teeth and is uniquely qualified to restore a peg lateral incisor to give you an esthetically pleasing smile. Commonly, these can be treated using composite resins, porcelain veneers, or crowns.

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A Peg Lateral Incisor