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Pratik B Kariya, Swara Shah, Adrija Buch, Romil B Shah
Keywords : Concomitant, Congenitally missing teeth, Deciduous teeth, Fusion, Tooth agenesis
Citation Information : Kariya PB, Shah S, Buch A, Shah RB. Bilateral Fusion of Deciduous Teeth in Mandibular Arch with the Absence of Permanent Successor: Concomitant Fusio-agenesia. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2020; 3 (2):80-83.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 20-01-2021
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Tooth fusion is a common type of a developmental dental anomaly that can be described as the union of two embryologically developing teeth at varying stages to its development. It is commonly seen in deciduous dentition, more frequently unilaterally, and in the anterior region. Various terms such as connate teeth, double formations, synodontia, or conjoined teeth are often used to describe tooth fusion. The prevalence of fusion in deciduous teeth is reported to be around 0.5–2.5% and only 0.02% for bilateral involvement of deciduous teeth. Early diagnosis of such conditions is important as it may cause various clinical problems, such as malocclusion, esthetic concerns, periodontal conditions, and dental caries. This paper reports a rare case of concomitant occurrence of bilaterally fused deciduous mandibular lateral incisor and canine with congenital agenesis of permanent mandibular lateral incisors bilaterally.
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