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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016, Article ID 2020489, 8 pages
Case Report

Late-Developing Supernumerary Premolars: Analysis of Different Therapeutic Approaches

1Department of Health, “Magna Graecia” University of Catanzaro, Viale Europa, Loc. Germaneto, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
2School of Orthodontics, Department of Neurosciences, Reproductive Sciences and Oral Sciences University of Naples “Federico II”, Via Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
3Department of Orthodontics, University Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
4Research in Dentofacial Orthopedics, Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Research Area in Oral Pathology and Implantology, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Via Olgettina 58, 20132 Milan, Italy
5Postgraduate School of Orthodontics, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A. Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy

Received 14 May 2016; Accepted 3 August 2016

Academic Editor: Maria Beatriz Duarte Gavião

Copyright © 2016 Sergio Paduano 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.


This case series describes the different potential approaches to late-developing supernumerary premolars (LDSP). LDSP are supernumerary teeth (ST) formed after the eruption of the permanent dentition; usually they develop in the premolar region of the upper and lower jaw. The choice to extract or to monitor the LDSP depends on many factors and has to be carefully planned due to the several risks that either the monitoring or the extraction could provoke. These four cases of LDSP showed different treatment plan alternatives derived from a scrupulous assessment of the clinical and radiographic information.