Lateral incisor agenesis, canine impaction and characteristics of supernumerary teeth in a South European male population

Livas, Christos; Bornstein, Michael; Delli, Konstantina (2013). Lateral incisor agenesis, canine impaction and characteristics of supernumerary teeth in a South European male population. European Journal of Dentistry, 7(3), pp. 278-283. Wolters Kluwer Health 10.4103/1305-7456.115410

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Objective: To assess the prevalence of lateral incisor agenesis impacted canines and supernumerary teeth in a young adult male population. Materials and Methods: The panoramic radiographs of 1745 military students (mean age: 18.6 ± 0.52 years) who attended the Center of Aviation Medicine of the Armed Forces of Greece during the period 1997-2011 were initially analyzed for lateral incisor agenesis by two observers. After exclusion of the known orthodontic cases, a subgroup of 1636 examinees (mean age: 18.6 ± 0.44 years) was evaluated for canine impaction and supernumerary teeth. Results: Twenty-eight missing lateral incisors were observed in 22 military students, indicating an incidence of 1.3% in the investigated population. No lateral incisor agenesis was detected in the mandibular arch. A prevalence rate of 0.8% was determined for canine impaction in the sample of young adults. The majority of impacted teeth (86.7%) were diagnosed in the maxillary arch. Thirty-five supernumerary teeth were observed in 24 examinees (prevalence rate: 1.5%). The ratio of supernumerary teeth located in the maxilla versus the mandible was 2.2:1. The most common type of supernumerary tooth was the upper distomolar. Conclusion: The prevalence of lateral incisor agenesis, canine impaction, and supernumerary teeth ranged from 0.8 to 1.5% in the sample of male Greek military students.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology
04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Orthodontics

UniBE Contributor:

Livas, Christos and Bornstein, Michael

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1305-7456

Publisher:

Wolters Kluwer Health

Language:

English

Submitter:

Eveline Carmen Schuler

Date Deposited:

18 Feb 2014 11:20

Last Modified:

25 Jan 2017 12:15

Publisher DOI:

10.4103/1305-7456.115410

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Canine impaction, lateral incisor agenesis, prevalence, supernumerary teeth, young male adults

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.41580

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/41580

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