A Rare case Report of bilateral missing permanent Mandibular Central Incisors

Agrawal, Nitin Kumar and Rao, Ashwin (2014) A Rare case Report of bilateral missing permanent Mandibular Central Incisors. International Journal of Dental Case Reports. , 4 (2). pp. 43-46.

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Introduction: Parents often time the first visit for their child, to a dentist, for examinat ion of lingually erupting lower permanent incisors. In such cases, deciduous incisors should not be carelessly extracted without a radiograph of the teeth as underlying permanent incisors might be missing. There are reports of unilateral missing permanent mandibular central incisors. Bilateral missing permanent mandibular central incisors are a rare condition. Case report: This is a rare case of bilateral missing permanent mandibular central incisors with retained mandibular deciduous central incisors in a 9 year old male child who reported with a chief complaint of lingually erupting lower front permanent tooth. Discussion: Incidences of 0.23% and 0.08% have been reported for hypodontia in the lower central and lateral incisor region, respectively in the Western population. The present case had the rare presentation of bilateral missing lower central incisors. Conclusion: When there are no permanent successors, deciduous teeth may be retained for many years although there are no accurate predictors of their residual life expectancy in these circumstances. Retained primary teeth also help in maintaining alveolar bone height which makes the option of implant prosthesis a viable option.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bilateral; central incisors; lower; missing; permanent teeth
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Pedodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2014 06:31
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 06:31
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139927

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