Macrodontia (megalodontia, megadontia) is a rare dental anomaly.
Isolated macrodontia is more commonly found in incisors and canines, but it has also been reported as involving second and third molars; teeth affected by macrodontia tend to appear bilaterally.
Supernumerary teeth are often correlated with macrodontia.
Talon cusps may be associated with other dental anomalies, especially in the permanent dentition, such as peg-shaped lateral incisors, impacted mesiodens and canines, odontoma, macrodontia
, dens invaginatus, supernumerary teeth, shovel-shaped incisors, bifid cingulum, additional tubercle on incisors, exaggerated Carabelli cusps, and microdontia of antimere teeth [Al-Omari et al.
The panoramic radiograph of the patient showed generalized macrodontia abnormal shaped teeth with almost no roots in both primary and permanent dentition.
Key Words: Macrodontia Severe Hypodontia Oligodontia Ectopic Eruption Molar-like incisors Generalized Macrodontia.
Macrodontia (enlarged tooth/teeth) is a rare anom- aly of size and shape that results from disturbance at morpho-differenciation stage of the tooth development.
These include: supernumerary teeth, hypodontia, peg-shaped permanent maxillary lateral incisors, dens in dente, nail disorders, syndactyly40, successional coni- cal, macrodontia and double permanent teeth.
Macrodontia is a condition in which any tooth or teeth appear larger than normal for that particular type of tooth.
Multiple anomalies in dental morphology: macrodontia
, multituberculism, central cusps, and pulp invaginations.
These include: Supernumerary teeth, hypodontia, peg-shaped permanent maxillary lateral incisors, dens in dente, nail disorders, syndactyly38, successional conical teeth, macrodontia and double permanent teeth have been recorded following double primary teeth.
The differential diagnosis for fused teeth includes gemination and macrodontia.