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International Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry


Supernumerary tooth, also known as hyperdontia, is the condition where more than the normal number of teeth is present. By definition, the supernumerary teeth are the extra teeth present in the oral cavity. They can be found in the region of oral cavity, but are common in the maxilla than mandible.
Supernumerary teeth may be encountered by the dental practitioner as a chance finding on a radiograph or as the cause of an impacted central incisor. Their presence may give rise to a variety of clinical problems. Detection of supernumerary is best achieved through clinical and radiographic examination. This article shows the cases of supernumerary teeth in mandibular premolar region and maxillary third molar region along with its etiology, frequency, classification, complication, and management.

Keywords: Conical teeth, Panoramic X-ray, Premolar, Supernumerary teeth.

How to cite this article: Raina SA. Supernumerary Teeth in Premolar and Molar Regions and their Effect on Overall Restorative Treatment Plan. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2016;6(4):98-101.

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Conflict of interest: None

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