Orthodontic problems
10Feb, 2018

Dental Agenesis

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Tooth agenesis or hypodontia is one of the most common anomalies of the human dentition, characterized by the developmental absence of one or more teeth. Besides an unfavourable appearance, patients with missing teeth may suffer from malocclusion, periodontal damage, insufficient alveolar bone growth, reduced chewing ability, inarticulate pronunciation and other problems. Many studies have reported that the prevalence of congenital absence of permanent teeth varies from 3% to 11% among European and Asian populations. Although specifically it describes the absence of one to six teeth excluding third molars. Oligodontia refers to […]