An Uncommon Tooth Fusion of Mandibular Primary Lateral Incisor with Canine
Pediatric Dentistry, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 11134, Riyadh 11433, Saudi Arabia
Dental Health Department (Oral Medicine and Radiology), College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, P.O. Box 10219, Riyadh 11433, Saudi Arabia
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Clin. Pract. 2021, 11(1), 106-109; https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract11010016
Received: 7 December 2020 / Revised: 14 February 2021 / Accepted: 15 February 2021 / Published: 21 February 2021
Fusion is a congenital disturbance affecting primary dentition mostly during morpho differentiation of the primary tooth germs. Fusion leads to the union of two or more primary teeth by the enamel and dentin while the pulp and roots remain separate. These abnormalities may be unilateral or bilateral. Prompt diagnosis and a treatment plan in such anomalies may help to overcome problems concerning aesthetics, caries susceptibility and space management. This report describes a case of unilateral fusion of the primary mandibular lateral incisor and canine and aims to evaluate any associated pathology.