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CASE REPORT

Bilateral Incisiform Superlative Maxillary Permanent Lateral Incisors in a Nonsyndromic Young Girl: A Review and Report of a Case with Comprehensive Management

Umapathy Thimmegowda, Praveen M Nagarajshetty, B Amrutha, Kumar B Niwlikar, Ashwini C Prabhakar

Keywords : Hyperdontia, Incisiform supplemental teeth, Supernumerary teeth

Citation Information : Thimmegowda U, Nagarajshetty PM, Amrutha B, Niwlikar KB, Prabhakar AC. Bilateral Incisiform Superlative Maxillary Permanent Lateral Incisors in a Nonsyndromic Young Girl: A Review and Report of a Case with Comprehensive Management. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2022; 15 (3):376-379.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2389

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-06-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aim and objective: This case report aims to describe the management of a case of non-syndromic bilateral incisiform superlative lateral incisors in a young girl. Background: Supernumerary teeth are an excess number of teeth as compared to the normal dental formula. Supernumerary teeth closely resembling normal tooth shape and morphology are called superlative tooth. Superlative incisiform lateral incisors occurring bilaterally is very rare in the arch. Case description: This paper describes a case of non-syndromic bilateral incisiform superlative lateral incisors in a 16-year-old female patient and its management by pediatric and orthodontic therapy. Conclusion: In this case as both the teeth were equally formed, the tooth which is more out of occlusion and causing discomfort will be extracted under local anesthesia and continued with orthodontic treatment for the correction of crowding. Clinical significance: When superlative teeth are present, they should be investigated and diagnosed properly. Superlative teeth should be managed according to the presenting clinical feature so that further complications can be minimized in the developing dentition.


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