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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 685014, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/685014
Case Report

Unilateral Maxillary Canine Agenesis: A Case Report and Literature Review

Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Hacettepe University, Sihhiye, 06100 Ankara, Turkey

Received 24 May 2014; Revised 8 July 2014; Accepted 29 July 2014; Published 11 August 2014

Academic Editor: Mehmet Ozgur Sayin

Copyright © 2014 Nagihan Koç 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

Congenital absence of maxillary permanent canines is an extremely rare condition, which may appear as part of a syndrome or as a nonsyndromic form. Nonsyndromic canine agenesis combined with other types of tooth agenesis has occasionally been described in the literature but isolated cases are rarely observed. This report presents an isolated case of maxillary permanent canine agenesis in a healthy 18-year-old female patient and a literature review on the prevalence, etiology, and differential diagnosis of the condition.