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Supernumerary Teeth in the Maxillary Anterior Region: The Dilemma of Early Versus Late Surgical Intervention

  • Ofer Sarne1
  • Yehoshua Shapira1,*,
  • Sigalit Blumer2
  • Tamar Finkelstein1
  • Shirley Schonberger1
  • Naomi Bechor1
  • Nir Shpack1

1Department of Orthodontics, The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

2Department of Pediatric Dentistry, The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

DOI: 10.17796/1053-4628-42.1.10 Vol.42,Issue 1,January 2018 pp.55-61

Published: 01 January 2018

*Corresponding Author(s): Yehoshua Shapira E-mail: yehoshua.shapira@gmail.com

Abstract

Supernumerary teeth are the most common developmental dental anomalies in the maxillary anterior region causing interference to the developing permanent incisors resulting in poor dental and facial esthetics. Two different opinions regarding the timing for surgical removal of the supernumerary teeth are presented. In this case report, three brothers with supernumerary teeth in the maxillary anterior region are presented, their surgical and orthodontic management and outcome are discussed


Keywords

Supernumerary teeth, children, orthodontics, timing, surgery

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Ofer Sarne,Yehoshua Shapira,Sigalit Blumer,Tamar Finkelstein,Shirley Schonberger,Naomi Bechor,Nir Shpack. Supernumerary Teeth in the Maxillary Anterior Region: The Dilemma of Early Versus Late Surgical Intervention. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2018. 42(1);55-61.

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