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A rare presentation of bilateral maxillary dens invaginatus diagnosed using cone beam computed tomography.

Sainath DinapaduSwathi AravelliSrikanth PasariNarender Reddy Marukala
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, SVS Institute of Dental Sciences, Mahbubnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date of Submission: 16-Jul-2013, Date of Acceptance: 27-Aug-2013, Date of Web Publication: 30-Sep-2013.
Corresponding Author:

Sainath Dinapadu

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, SVS Institute of Dental Sciences, Mahbubnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India.
E-mail: Sainathreddy47@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:

Sainath Dinapadu

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, SVS Institute of Dental Sciences, Mahbubnagar, Andhra Pradesh, India.
E-mail: Sainathreddy47@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.119126 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Dens invaginatus is a developmental variation in the formation of a tooth that causes changes in the internal anatomy of the tooth. The presence of double dens invaginatus is extremely rare. Understanding the type, extension, and complex morphology of dens invaginatus is essential. Diagnosis of this condition using conventional radiographic techniques is not easy. Advanced imaging techniques, such as cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) are very helpful in diagnosis of these complex anatomic variations. In the present case report, we demonstrate the use of CBCT in the evaluation and treatment planning of bilateral maxillary dens invaginatus, of which one presented as a case of double dens.
Keywords: Complex Morphology, Cone Beam Computed Tomography, Developmental Variation, Double Dens Invaginatus

Cited in 3 Documents

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