Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 244--246

Permanent mandibular protostylid: A rare developmental anomaly and its overview


Rajendran Appadurai, D Lingeshwar, Mary Shelloni Missier, S Valli Maila 
 Department of Dental Surgery, Government Royapettah Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. D Lingeshwar
Government Royapettah Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

Developmental malformations of the teeth might result in alterations of their size, shape, and structure. An accessory cusp is a developmental alteration to the shape of the teeth and is more commonly found in anterior teeth, and its occurrence in permanent molars is quite rare. Accessory cusps occurring in permanent mandibular molars are termed as protostylids. Although they do not pose any significant problem with respect to the function and occlusion, it is of tremendous importance in forensic odontology. This case report presents a rare finding of protostylid on the permanent mandibular molar, and its clinical implications are illustrated.


How to cite this article:
Appadurai R, Lingeshwar D, Missier MS, Maila S V. Permanent mandibular protostylid: A rare developmental anomaly and its overview.Indian J Dent Res 2018;29:244-246


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Appadurai R, Lingeshwar D, Missier MS, Maila S V. Permanent mandibular protostylid: A rare developmental anomaly and its overview. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Sep 16 ];29:244-246
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