Hyperdontia- 3 Cases Reported 665-668
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A supernumerary tooth may closely resemble the teeth of the group to which it belongs, i.e molars, premolars, or anterior teeth or it may bear little resemblance in size or shape to the teeth with which it is associated. It has been suggested that supernumerary teeth develop from a third tooth bud which arises from the dental lamina near the permanent tooth bud or possibly from the splitting of the permanent tooth bud itself. In some cases, there appears to be a hereditary tendency for the development of supernumerary teeth. A supernumerary tooth is an additional entity to the normal series and is seen in all quadrantsof the jaw.
The incidence of these teeth is not uncommon. Different variants of supernumerary teeth are discussed and reviewed in detail in the following article.