Indian Journal of Dental Research

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: 2017  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 702--705

Rare molariform supernumerary teeth: Why are they bilateral?


Parul Jain, Rahul Kaul, Subrata Saha 
 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Anterior supernumerary teeth in the permanent dentition may be supplemental or rudimentary. Rudimentary types are further classified as conical, tuberculate, and molariform. The molariform type has been only rarely reported. We report a rare variety of anterior supernumerary teeth - the molariform type, occurring bilaterally and in association with a midline supernumerary tooth. We also suggest a hypothesis for the bilateral occurrence of supernumerary teeth.


How to cite this article:
Jain P, Kaul R, Saha S. Rare molariform supernumerary teeth: Why are they bilateral?.Indian J Dent Res 2017;28:702-705


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Jain P, Kaul R, Saha S. Rare molariform supernumerary teeth: Why are they bilateral?. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Oct 24 ];28:702-705
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