Incomplete Mamelon Fusion – A Rare Developmental Anomaly

Authors

  • Department of Pedodontics, Dr. HSJ Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Panjab University, Sector 25, Chandigarh 160014
  • Department of Oral Pathology, Dr. HSJ Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Panjab University, Sector 25, Chandigarh 160014

Keywords:

Dental Anomalies, Mamelons, Maxillary Central Incisor

Abstract

Dental anomalies affect the shape, size, structure and number of the teeth. Any disturbance, during the developmental stage of a tooth encountered, due to a syndrome, exposure to chemicals, drugs, local physical agents, genetic or an isolated anomaly may be detrimental to the tooth. Lobes are the building blocks of tooth crowns. The labial aspect of a permanent maxillary central incisor develops by a union of three lobes, visible as protuberances on the incisal edge, and are termed mamelons. We present a rare developmental anomaly wherein the distal lobe of the central incisor had incompletely fused with the central lobe forming a deep gaping fissure on the coronal aspect, thus predisposing it to dental caries. The case report discusses the identification, etiology, management and differential diagnosis of such a case.

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Published

2018-09-07

How to Cite

Sharma, U., & Gulati, A. (2018). Incomplete Mamelon Fusion – A Rare Developmental Anomaly. Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy (India Section), 30(1), 28–31. Retrieved from https://informaticsjournals.com/index.php/jpfa/article/view/22186

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