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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 198032, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/198032
Case Report

Association of Mesiodentes and Dens Invaginatus in a Child: A Rare Entity

1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Al-Ameen Dental College and Hospital, Athani Road, Karnataka, Bijapur 586108, India
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Al-Ameen Dental College and Hospital, Karnataka, Bijapur 586108, India

Received 2 September 2012; Accepted 15 October 2012

Academic Editors: Y.-K. Chen and Y. Nakagawa

Copyright © 2012 A. N. Sulabha and C. Sameer. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Supernumerary teeth are defined as any teeth in excess of normal number. Mesiodens is a supernumerary tooth, in the central region of premaxilla between two central incisors. Dens invaginatus is a developmental anomaly resulting from invagination in the surface of tooth crown before calcification has occurred. Radiographically, it is observed as infolding of a radioopaque ribbon like structure, with equal density as enamel, extending from cingulum into a root canal and sometimes reaching the root apex. This paper aims to present a rare association of dens invaginatus with two mesiodentes in a child causing the eruption disturbance and unaesthetic appearance in anterior maxilla.