ghost teeth

ghost teeth

An uncommon dental anomaly affecting predominantly the maxillary teeth, both deciduous and permanent, especially the central and lateral incisors and cuspids; the teeth, while normally mineralised, are delayed or fail to erupt; the resulting deformity causes cosmetic defects, mandating tooth extraction
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The term, "regional odontodysplasia," is the most widely employed, yet other terms, such as odontogenesis imperfecta, odontogenic dysplasia, nonhereditary amelogenesis imperfecta, and ghost teeth are also found in the literature (REDMAN et al.