Rare molariform supernumerary teeth: Why are they bilateral?

Anterior supernumerary teeth in the permanent dentition may be supplemental or rudimentary. Rudimentary types are further classified as conical, tuberculate, and molariform. The molariform type has been only rarely reported. We report a rare variety of anterior supernumerary teeth - the molariform t...

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Main Authors: Parul Jain, Rahul Kaul, Subrata Saha
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications 2017-01-01
Series:Indian Journal of Dental Research
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Online Access:http://www.ijdr.in/article.asp?issn=0970-9290;year=2017;volume=28;issue=6;spage=702;epage=705;aulast=Jain
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Summary:Anterior supernumerary teeth in the permanent dentition may be supplemental or rudimentary. Rudimentary types are further classified as conical, tuberculate, and molariform. The molariform type has been only rarely reported. We report a rare variety of anterior supernumerary teeth - the molariform type, occurring bilaterally and in association with a midline supernumerary tooth. We also suggest a hypothesis for the bilateral occurrence of supernumerary teeth.
ISSN:0970-9290
1998-3603