Synopsis in dentistry: 4

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4.SUPERNUMERARY TEETH-
  • most common in maxillary permanent dentition.mesiodens is a small tooth with a  cone shaoed crown and short root.
  • shows autosomal pattern of inheritence.
  • Appr 90% of all supernumerary teeth occur in maxilla.
  • Multiple supernumerary teethh are usually associated with cleidocranial dysplasia and gardeners syndrome
  • 2 nd most common supernumerary teeth is maxillary fourth  molar called distomolar situated distal to III molar
  • supernumerary teeth which morphologically resemble those of normal series but most are reduced in size are called supplemental teeth

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