Concurrence of Gemination and Fusion in Maxillary Central Incisors

A Case Report

Claire E. Worthy, O. Lee Wilson, John Hudson

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This case reports the concurrence of gemination and fusion affecting the maxillary central incisors of a twelve-year-old patient and the collaboration of the pediatric dentist, endodontist, orthodontist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Developmental dental anomalies can occur in both primary and permanent dentitions as a result of conjoining defects. Double teeth, or cases of gemination or fusion, are not exceedingly rare, but the presence of both anomalies in a single patient is a rarity. Gemination is the division of a single tooth bud, resulting in a large single tooth with a bifid crown and common root and root canal. Fusion is the union of two separate tooth buds, resulting in a joined tooth with confluence of dentin and separate root canals. Labial apexogenesis with MTA, composite resin placement, re-contouring and orthodontic care allowed proper alignment with long-term monitoring of growth and development for possible incisor replacement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association
Volume96
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

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Incisor
Tooth
Dental Pulp Cavity
Pemetrexed
Fused Teeth
Apexification
Permanent Dentition
Deciduous Tooth
Composite Resins
Dentin
Lip
Orthodontics
Dentists
Crowns
Growth and Development

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Concurrence of Gemination and Fusion in Maxillary Central Incisors : A Case Report. / Worthy, Claire E.; Wilson, O. Lee; Hudson, John.

In: The Journal of the Tennessee Dental Association, Vol. 96, No. 1, 01.03.2016, p. 27-31.

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