Retention of permanent incisors by mesiodens: a family affair

Gallas,, M
January 2000
British Dental Journal;1/22/2000, Vol. 188 Issue 2, p63
Academic Journal
The term mesiodens refers to a supernumerary tooth that is present in the midline of the maxilla between the two central incisors. One or two mesiodentes may be present. We present a rare case of two sisters, in both of whom a pair of mesiodentes caused the retention of permanent incisors. They were referred to our hospital with asymptomatic delayed eruption of upper incisors. This article is written to point out genetic factors as the possible origin of supernumerary teeth.


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