Non–Syndromic Bilateral Supplemental Maxillary Lateral Incisors: A Rare Case
Dr. Ajay Nagpal,
Assistant Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics Kanti Devi Dental College and Hospital, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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Supernumerary teeth or hyperdontia are defined as the teeth that exceeds the normal dental formula, regardless of their location and morphology. A supernumerary tooth is a developmental anomaly and it has been argued to arise from multiple aetiologies. Supernumerary teeth with orthodox shapes and sizes, that resemble the normal dentition are called â€˜supplemental teethâ€™. The supplemental teeth are often overlooked because of their normal shapes and sizes. Supplemental lateral incisors are rare and bilateral cases are even rarer, with only two cases being reported in the literature till date. Therefore, we are describing a rare case of nonâ€“syndromic, bilateral, supplemental, maxillary, lateral incisors and we have discussed the management of supernumerary teeth.