RGO: Revista Gaúcha de Odontologia (Jan 2008)

Bilaterally impacted upper canines

  • Josemar Parreira Guimarães,
  • Rafael Martins de Paula Rodrigues,
  • Marcos André Tito

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 56, no. 2
pp. E15 – E19


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This study approaches the issue of the impacted upper canine teeth, which are more frequent by palatine, focusing on the etiology, diagnosis and treatment. There is great concern with rehabilitating the retained canine due to the strategic importance this tooth has on the dental arch, owing to its role in the occlusal and aesthetic relations. The main etiological features of the impaction of canines are lack of space, absence of lateral incisive teeth, mechanical interferences and heredity. Its diagnosis is based on clinical and radiographic tests, and the most commonly used treatment is the surgical procedure along with Orthodontics.