Dental anomalies in an orthodontic patient population with maxillary lateral incisor agenesis

Admin Dental Press

Edition V21N06 | Year 2016 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 98 to 102

Mehmet Citak , Elif Bahar Cakici , Yasin Atakan Benkli , Fatih Cakici , Bircan Bektas , Suleyman Kutalmış Buyuk

Introduction: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of dental anomalies in a subpopulation of orthodontic patients with agenesis of maxillary lateral incisors (MLI). Methods: The material of the present study included the records of the 1964 orthodontic patients. Panoramic radiographs and dental casts were used to analyze other associated eight dental anomalies, including agenesis of other teeth, dens invaginatus, dens evaginatus, peg shaped MLI, taurodontism, pulp stone, root dilaceration and maxillary canine impaction. Results: Out of the 1964 patients examined, 90 were found to have agenesis of MLI, representing a prevalence of 4.6%. The most commonly found associated-anomalies were agenesis of other teeth (23.3%), peg-shaped MLIs (15.6%), taurodontism (42.2%), and dilacerated teeth (18.9%). Conclusion: Permanent tooth agenesis, taurodontism, peg-shaped maxillary lateral incisor, and root dilacerations are frequently associated with maxillary lateral incisor agenesis.

Dental anomalies, Hypodontia, Panoramic radiograph,

Citak M, Cakici EB, Benkli YA, Cakici F, Bektas B, Buyuk SK. Dental anomalies in an orthodontic patient population with maxillary lateral incisor agenesis. Dental Press J Orthod. 2016 Nov-Dec;21(6):98-102. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2177-6709.21.6.098-102.oar

Related articles