Michael came to Dr. Engelberg from Arlington Heights, Illinois for comprehensive dental care. Born without two adult teeth, Michael wanted a plan to replace these teeth as conservatively as possible. Congenitally missing teeth (meaning that you are born without them), specifically the adult upper lateral incisors, is relatively common—second only to missing a wisdom tooth or teeth. Modern cosmetic prosthetic dentistry typically dictates the ideal treatment in this situation to be the establishment of ideal spacing for cosmetic or esthetically pleasing lateral incisors (teeth #7 and #10) via orthodontics (braces), followed by the placement of two dental implants in the lateral incisor positions when the patient is of age. In Michael’s case, the spacing, implants, and restorative dentistry was coordinated with Dr. Engelberg, an orthodontist, and an oral surgeon to perfection. Dental implants can be restored with a variety of cosmetic materials today, including zirconia abutments (which are tooth colored) and all porcelain crowns. Dr. Engelberg is an expert at dental materials and as you can see this case was very successful from a cosmetic and restorative standpoint—just see what Michael has to say!