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Treatment Of Peg-Shaped Teeth

November 12, 2018

Filed under: Dentistry — Tags: , , — salvaggiodentistry @ 10:30 am

Dentist speaking to patientPeg-shaped teeth are teeth that are small in comparison to nearby teeth. Microdontia is the term used to describe teeth that are smaller than usual. Peg-shaped teeth are a form of microdontia. The tooth located between the canine tooth and the front tooth is called a lateral tooth. Lateral teeth and third molar teeth are commonly affected by microdontia. The term peg-shaped laterals are used to describe microdontia of lateral teeth. It is estimated that approximately 2% of the population has microdontia.