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Dental Fusion and Dens Evaginatus in the Permanent Dentition: Literature Review and Clinical Case Report with Conservative Treatment

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This clinical case report describes concomitant developmental disorders in the permanent dentition. The concurrence of bilateral dens evaginatus and dental fusion is a rare dental anomaly. Dental fusion is characterized by the union of 2 adjacent teeth at the crown level, which produces the formation of an enlarged clinical crown. Dens evaginatus is an enamel elevation similar to a cusp, generally located in the main groove of molars and premolars. The etiology of both anomalies is uncertain. The purpose of this paper was to review the related literature and present a clinical case where both anomalies are present.
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Keywords: DENS EVAGINATUS; DENTAL ANOMALIES; DENTAL FUSION; DEVELOPMENT DISORDER

Document Type: Case Report

Publication date: January 1, 2004

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  • Acquired after the merger between the American Society of Dentistry for Children and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2002, the Journal of Dentistry for Children (JDC) is an internationally renowned journal whose publishing dates back to 1934. Published three times a year, JDC promotes the practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. It covers a wide range of topics related to the clinical care of children, from clinical techniques of daily importance to the practitioner, to studies on child behavior and growth and development. JDC also provides information on the physical, psychological and emotional conditions of children as they relate to and affect their dental health.
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