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European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 123–126 | Cite as

Bilateral supplemental maxillary central incisors with double-tooth like appearance

  • R. P. AnthonappaEmail author
  • S. Sudhakar
  • N. M. King
Case Report
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Abstract

Background

Supplemental teeth refer to extra teeth that resemble the normal tooth series. Bilateral supplemental central incisors in a healthy individual are rare and bilateral supplemental incisors with double-tooth like appearance are exceptionally rare and has not been previously reported in the dental literature.

Case report

This clinical report describes an 8-year old healthy Indian boy referred for the management of delayed eruption of his permanent maxillary incisor teeth. Following clinical and radiographic examination the two supplemental incisors closer to the midline were extracted under local analgesia and both of them exhibited double-tooth like appearance.

Conclusions

The present case refutes the conventional wisdom that “supplemental teeth are usually smaller than the normal tooth type they resemble and occur distal to the normal tooth series”, illustrates that the unusual can occur and that the clinician should be aware of such variations.

Keywords

Supernumerary teeth Supplemental Double-tooth Central incisors Maxillary 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Research involving human participants and/or animals

This article does not contain any studies with human participants performed by any of the authors.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from the individual participant included in this report.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Paediatric Dentistry, School of DentistryThe University of Western AustraliaNedlandsAustralia
  2. 2.Private PracticeBangaloreIndia

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