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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 75-77

Concomitant hypodontia and hyperdontia: A report of two cases


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Centre for Dental Education and Research, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences, BBD University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Nitesh Tewari
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.208976

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“Concomitant hypodontia and hyperdontia” is a very rare dental anomaly of number, having a prevalence rate of 0.002%–3.1%. It describes the simultaneous presence of hypodontia or missing teeth and supernumerary teeth in the same individual. It represents the opposite forces of nature acting simultaneously. Two rare cases of this anomaly involving different jaws and a classification based on the literature review have been presented here.


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