One of the most common teeth for people to be missing is an upper lateral incisor. Typically, there are two treatment options. One is to open up a tooth sized space to allow for a future implant or a bridge to be placed. The other option is to move the back teeth forward on the side of the missing tooth and substitute the canine tooth for the missing lateral incisor. This video shows what it looks like to do a canine substitution. The canine tooth is flattened down to make it look like the lateral incisor on the other side. Feel free to check out our other patient education videos, as well as the ‘fun stuff’!