dens in dente

dens in den'te

a developmental disturbance in tooth formation resulting from invagination of the epithelium associated with crown development into the area destined to become pulp space; after calcification there is an invagination of enamel and dentin into the pulp space, giving the radiographic appearance of a "tooth within a tooth."
Synonym(s): dens invaginatus
A maldeveloped tooth with an invaginated outer enamel epithelium of the odontogenic germ layer, which in its extreme form is grossly and radiologically malformed, appearing as a tooth in a tooth. In its mildest form, dens in dente occurs in 5% of the population

dens in dente

(denz den'tē)
A developmental disturbance in tooth formation resulting from invagination of the epithelium associated with crown development into the area destined to become pulp space; after calcification there is an invagination of enamel and dentin into the pulp space, giving the radiographic appearance of a "tooth within a tooth."

dens in dente

(denz den'tē)
Developmental disturbance in tooth formation due to invagination of the epithelium associated with crown development into area destined to become pulp space; after calcification, enamel and dentin invaginate the pulp space, giving the radiographic appearance of a "tooth within a tooth," the translation of this term's Latin.
Synonym(s): dens invaginatus.
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Since then it has been a preferred term, although dens in dente is a more commonly used term Bhatt and Dholakia have described a radicular variety of double DI.
El dens in dente tambien se denomina diente invaginado, odontoma invaginado, odontoma compuesto retardado, inclusion dental o dentoid in dente (1).
Un dens in dente se caracteriza clinicamente por presentar la corona con leves deformaciones, aunque no siempre llega a ser visible, por lo que la mayoria de los casos de invaginacion se detectan mediante estudios de imagenologia (3,6) i La necrosis pulpar temprana puede presentarse incluso anos despues de que el diente ha erupcionado o antes del cierre apical (4).
La invaginacion llegaba hasta el tercio apical, por lo que se accedio con una fresa redonda # 4 para ubicar e l conducto principal y posteriormente explorar con el instrumento DG16, a fin de localizar dos conductos accesorios del dens in dente. Por medio del localizador apical Root ZX se determino la longitud de trabajo de los tres conductos, 17, 18,5 y 20,5 mm para los conductos mesial, medio y distal, respectivamente (figura 4).
A number of different terms have been used to des- cribe this condition; such as Busch in 1897 first sug- gested the use of 'dens in dente'which implies the radio- graphic appearance of "tooth within a tooth".12 Hunter suggested the term "dilated composite odon-tome".13 Of the various terms 'dens invaginatus' would appear to be the most appropriate as it reflects the infolding of the outer portion (enamel) into the inner portion (dentin) with the formation of a pocket and dead space Synonyms for this malformation are: Dens in dente, invaginated odontome, dilated gestant odontome, dilated composite odontome, tooth inclusion and dens telescope.3, 4, 6
Dens in dente. The New York Dental Journal 1953; 19: 220-5.
Incidence of the small dens in dente. JAm Dent Assoc1955; 51: 31-3.
Dens in dente results from an infolding of the outer surface into the interior of a tooth.