dental anomaly


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den·tal a·nom·a·ly

(dentăl ă-nomă-lē)
Abnormality or deviation from the average norm of anatomy, function, or position of teeth.
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Gemination can often be confused with fusion, which is a developmental dental anomaly characterized by the union of two adjacent tooth germs, resulting in a reduction in the number of teeth in affected arch.
Although it is considered a rare developmental dental anomaly with low prevalence, the occurrence of gemination deserves attention in clinical practice.
Number (%) of patients Dental anomaly Ectopic Normal Infraocclusion 9 (32.1) 1 (5.0) * Hypodontia 8 (28.6) 3 (15.0) Cleft lip/palate 7 (25.0) 0 (0.0) * Supernumerary 5 (17.9) 1 (5.0) * significant difference between groups, P<0.05 chi-squared analysis.
Key Words: Hypodontia, Supernumerary, Taurodontism, Double Tooth, Dental Anomaly.
Therefore comprehensive investigation for the presence of any dental anomaly is necessary to prevent various dental problems like caries, periodontitis and malocclusion.3
Any other associated dental anomaly was also noted.
Insignificant association was found between presence of supernumararies and any other associated dental anomaly. Table 2
Taurodontism is a dental anomaly that is diagnosed most often in molars and occasionally in premolars.
This study presents complete description of dental anomalies present in the sample population but larger sample size is required to effectively determine the relationship of each dental anomaly with cleft type.
Bilateral dental fusion in the primary dentition is a rare dental anomaly.11
Talon cusp is a dental anomaly that occurs as an accessory cusp like structure from the cingulum of maxillary or mandibular anterior teeth.
It was found that 55.3% of patients (n =503) had at least one dental anomaly. Agenesis (missing tooth or teeth) was the most common (24.9%), followed by ectopic eruption 21.3%, impaction 7.8% (canine) and supernumerary teeth 1.4%.