dens invaginatus


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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

dens

(denz) (den'tez?) plural.dentes [L. dens, tooth]
1. A tooth. See: dentition for illus
2. The odontoid process of the axis, which serves as a pivot for the rotation of the atlas.

dens bicuspidus

Dens premolaris.

dens caninus

A canine tooth.

dens deciduus

A primary tooth.

dens incisivus

An incisor tooth.

dens in dente

A dental anomaly found esp. in lateral maxillary incisors, in which radiographs reveal a toothlike structure within the tooth. It may cause pulp necrosis or other periapical difficulties. Treatments include endodontics or dental extraction.
Synonym: dens invaginatus; dilated compound odontoma

dens invaginatus

Dens in dente.

dens molaris

A molar tooth; a grinder.

dens permanens

One of the 32 permanent teeth.
Synonym: permanent dentition

dens premolaris

A premolar tooth. Synonym: dens bicuspidus

dens serotinus

A wisdom tooth (third molar).

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.

dens invaginatus

(denz invajinä´təs),
n See dens in dente.
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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.