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However, using dental implants in patients with hypodontia may be challenging due to some limitations such as reduced mesiodistal space, poor bone quality and quantity (especially after orthodontic treatment), and compromised implants positions.
In the maxillary and mandibular right sides the mesiodistal spaces for the first premolar were adequate enough for placement of a single-tooth implant.
The minimal proximal preparation of the adjacent teeth was performed to increase the mesiodistal spaces to 4 mm.