supernumerary tooth


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supernumerary tooth

Etymology: L, super, above, numerus, number; AS, toth
any tooth in addition to the normal 32 teeth in the secondary dentition or the 20 teeth in the primary dentition.
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Supernumerary teeth

su·per·nu·mer·ar·y tooth

(sūpĕr-nūmĕr-ar-ē tūth)
Any tooth in excess of 32; form may be normal or abnormal and may line inside or outside normal line of dental arch.
Synonym(s): supplemental tooth.
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In the present case there were missing mandibular central incisors; however the supernumerary tooth was a mandibular mesiodens, a rare occurrence by itself [Sharma, 2001; Zengin, 2007].
The median time for the removal of a supernumerary unit, exposure of a non-erupted permanent maxillary incisor tooth and gold chain placement was significantly longer than for either supernumerary tooth removal (Mann Whitney U, W = 474.
Ninety-nine of the 117 cases involved 114 primary talon incisors: 81 maxillary central incisors, 31 maxillary lateral incisors, 1 maxillary supernumerary tooth and 1 mandibular lateral incisor [Lee et al.