Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
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ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

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GEMINATION IN PRIMARY TEETH – A Report of Two Clinical Cases

Tarasingh P, Balaji K

Geminated teeth are the consequences of developmental anomalies leading to the eruption of joined elements. According to the current definitions, gemination occurs when one tooth bud tries to divide, while fusion occurs if two tooth buds unite. This article presents two unique cases of gemination of right primary maxillary central incisors. Authors conclude that geminated teeth in primary dentition have to be carefully analyzed as they may be associated with anomalies in the permanent dentition. Correct diagnosis of the condition implicates in a better prognosis for the patient.

Published Date: 2010-06-30;