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 radiographic image showed 55 and 54 with classical radiographic features of "ghost teeth," with a thin radioopaque contour, showing poor distinction between the enamel and dentine and wide pulp chamber.
Regional odontodysplasia (RO) is defined as a localized developmental anomaly involving both deciduous various terms, such as arrested tooth development"4, shell teeth"5, unilateral dental malformation"6, and ghost teeth"7.
Ghost Teeth: A Rare Developmental Anomaly of the Dental Tissues.
Evaluation of the panoramic radiograph (Figure 2) included in the orthodontic records revealed the presence of a permanent mandibular right central incisor and some low-density images of enamel and dentin, similar to "ghost teeth".
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., 1979; ZEGARELLI et al., 1963).