Bilateral gemination of maxillary permanent incisors: a case report

Pooja Singh, Manish Jha, Animesh Mutha, Kirti Bahar

Abstract


Developmental dental disorders may be due to anomalies in tooth number, size, shape and structure. Gemination and fusion are anomalies of shape with close similarity but with different etiology. Gemination and fusion are anomalies of shape with close similarity but with different etiology. The etiology of germination is not fully understood environmental factors such as trauma, vitamin deficiencies, systemic diseases and certain genetic predisposition have been suggested as possible causes. A 9 year old male patient reported to the department of pedodontics and preventive dentistry Dr R Ahmed Dental College & Hospital with the chief complaint of unaesthetic upper front teeth on clinical examination. It was found that the upper central incisors were markedly large in size with buccolingual grooves present partially separating two halves of crown. The incisors were caries free and there was no history of pain or any discomfort. Since the roots were not completely formed the patient was kept on follow up for the treatment to be delivered.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19177/jrd.v4e1201623-26

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Journal of Research in Dentistry, University of Southern of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN 2317-5907

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