Bilateral supernumerary maxillary lateral incisors: A rare case report

Document Type: Case Report(s)

Authors

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Ardabil University of ‎Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran‎

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Zanjan University of ‎Medical Sciences, Zanajan, Iran‎

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Dentistry, Ardabil University of Medical ‎Sciences, Ardabil, Iran

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Supernumerary tooth (ST) is considered as a developmental tooth abnormality in number that most often occurs in the anterior region of the maxilla. They may erupt or remain impacted in the alveolar bone. The impacted teeth can cause eruptional disturbances for the adjacent developing teeth. CASE REPORT: A case of bilateral supplemental maxillary lateral incisors in a nonsyndromic 9-year-old boy, with no adverse effect on the adjacent teeth, is reported. Patient’s medical history was non-contributory. Family history was negative for any dental abnormality. CONCLUSION: Radiographic assessment of both dental arches can discover any potential problem likely to develop during the course of the child’s growth. Early diagnosis is important in order to minimize the risk of complications. Formation of supplemental lateral incisors occurs less frequently, and bilateral cases are rarely found.

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