Prevalenza e incidenza delle agenesie dentarie

Translated title of the contribution: Congenitally missing teeth: Prevalence and incidence

S. Salvadori, V. M. Viganò, I. Pitto, C. Maspero, G. Farronato

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Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and prevalence of congenitally missing teeth in the population and to analyse the possible options for its treatment. Materials and methods: The study is based on a review of the literature conducted in the US National Library of Medicine's PubMed © archives. Results and conclusions: Our review of the literature shows that the prevalence of congenitally missing teeth in permanent dentition is higher than it is in deciduous dentition. The prevalence is also significantly higher in females than in males. The teeth most frequently involved are the third molars, the upper lateral incisors, and the lower second premolars. Different treatment options are available for this clinical situation. A specific treatment plan should be drawn up for each patient based on the dentist's clinical judgement.

Translated title of the contributionCongenitally missing teeth: Prevalence and incidence
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)78-84
Number of pages7
JournalMondo Ortodontico
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthodontics


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