Tooth size patterns in patients with hypodontia and supernumerary teeth

Brook, AH, Griffin, RC, Smith, RN, Townsend, GC, Kaur, G, Davis, GR and Fearne, J
(2009) Tooth size patterns in patients with hypodontia and supernumerary teeth. Archives of Oral Biology, 54 (1). S63-S70.

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Aims: Anomalies of tooth number may not be isolated conditions but may have wider associations in the development of the dentition including tooth size. This study aimed to examine links between hypodontia, supernumerary teeth and crown size, considering the effect on the development of the whole dentition and so increase understanding of the aetiology of these conditions. Methods and Results: The patients, who were all of European ancestry, were 60 young adults (30 males and 30 females) with hypodontia and 60 age and sex matched controls together with 60 young adults (39 males and 21 females) with supernumerary teeth and 60 age and sex matched controls. Hand measurements of mesiodistal and buccolingual dimensions were made of the teeth on dental study models using Mitutoyo electric callipers. The mean value of two measurements was used and intra-operator and inter-operator reliability determined. Patients with hypodontia had smaller teeth than the control group and this difference was statistically significant (p

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Hypodontia, Supernumerary teeth, Tooth size patterns
Subjects: ?? RK ??
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Life Courses and Medical Sciences > School of Dentistry
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2009 08:54
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2022 04:33
DOI: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2008.05.016
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