An overview on congenital dental anomalies


  • Ameera Ibrahim Amer Department of Pediatric Dentistry, East Jeddah Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Sultan Hasan Al Harbi Dental Department, Buraidah Central Hospital, Buraidah, Saudi Arabia
  • Sarah Salem Alshudukhi Hail Dental Center, Ministry of Health, Hail, Saudi Arabia
  • Ashwaq Ibrahim Alanazi Qurayat General Hospital, Ministry of Health, Qurayat, Saudi Arabia
  • Abdullah Salem Bakhuraybah College of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Samirah Hashim Jabir Ministry of Health, Hail, Saudi Arabia
  • Waleed Shabeeb Alrasheedi Ministry of Health, Hail, Saudi Arabia
  • Renad Waheeb Attar College of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Basel Khalid Alsadoon College of Dentistry, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia
  • Anwar Hassan Hakami Al Sundos Dental Clinics, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Majed Abdullah Almalki College of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia



Congenital anomalies, Dentition, Dentistry, Genetics tooth rotation, Hypodentition, Hyperdentition, Gemination, Fusion


Congenital anomalies pose a huge threat to the affected and susceptible individuals and significantly impair their lives. In addition, congenital dental anomalies are also a serious issue and can be associated with certain complications. It has been shown the development of these disorders might be found as a single disorder or part of another systemic syndrome. The present literature review provides an overview of congenital dental anomalies. Different congenital anomalies can be detected, including tooth rotation, taurodontism, hypodentition, hyperventilation, Dens evaginatus, Dens invaginatus, Talson cusps, supernumerary roots, dilaceration, concrescence, fusion, and gemination. These conditions might complicate underlying dental physiology and make it difficult to conduct various treatment modalities. Furthermore, the epidemiology of these disorders is inconsistent among the different worldwide investigations. For instance, some studies reported that hypo-and hyperdentition are the most commonly reported anomalies, while others showed that tooth rotation might be the most common anomaly. Further evidence is still needed before making solid conclusions regarding the epidemiology of these disorders.


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How to Cite

Amer, A. I., Harbi, S. H. A., Alshudukhi, S. S., Alanazi, A. I., Bakhuraybah, A. S., Jabir, S. H., Alrasheedi, W. S., Attar, R. W., Alsadoon, B. K., Hakami, A. H., & Almalki, M. A. (2022). An overview on congenital dental anomalies. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 9(2), 976–980.



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