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VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2020 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Bilateral Fusion of Deciduous Teeth in Mandibular Arch with the Absence of Permanent Successor: Concomitant Fusio-agenesia

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.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10077-3046

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-01-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

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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