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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 603583, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/603583
Case Report

Dens Evaginatus in Proximal Surface of Mandibular Premolar: A Rare Presentation

1Department of Oral Pathology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Pillayarkuppam, Puducherry, India
2Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Pillayarkuppam, Puducherry, India
3MR Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital, 1/36 Cline Road, Cooke Town, Bangalore 560 005, India

Received 6 June 2012; Accepted 12 July 2012

Academic Editors: D. Guvenc, A. Kasaj, and M. W. Roberts

Copyright © 2012 Shanthi Viswanathan et al. 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

Dens evaginatus is a developmental anomaly that is characterized by occurrence of an extra cusp-like structure projecting from the crown portion of the tooth. Unusual extension of enamel has been found in posterior teeth as enamel pearl or as cervical enamel extensions from the cementoenamel junction or at the furcation areas. We hitherto report a case of extra enamel formation from the proximal surface of the crown in a mandibular premolar, a finding that has previously not been reported.