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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-48

Unilateral supplemental primary maxillary lateral incisor without a permanent supernumerary: A rare case report

1 Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, MM College of Dental Sciences & Research, Mullana, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, MM College of Dental Sciences & Research, Mullana, India
3 Private practitioner, Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Patiala, India
4 Department of Periodontics, Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Patiala, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0976-6944.101677

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Supernumerary teeth occur frequently in permanent dentition, but they are less prevalent in primary dentition. Supernumerary teeth of orthodox shape and size that resemble normal dentition are called 'supplemental teeth.' Supplemental teeth are less common than supernumerary teeth and are often overlooked because of their normal shape and size. Supplemental teeth may cause esthetic problems, delayed eruption and crowding, and they require early diagnosis and treatment to prevent complications. Deciduous supernumerary teeth are often accompanied by corresponding permanent supernumerary usually in the same area. The present case is a rare exception, in which no permanent supernumerary was found anywhere in the arch.

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