Hypodontia is defined as the developmental absence of one or more teeth (excluding the third molars) which can affect both the primary and permanent dentition. It is the most common developmental dental anomaly and can be challenging to manage clinically. The term hypodontia is used to describe the whole range of the disorder from one missing tooth to the complete absence of all teeth, anodontia.Specialty: Dentistry.
Aug 01, 2011 · Most people have thirty two permanent teeth that develop in their mouths. Failure of any these teeth to fully develop is called congenitally missing teeth or, in scientific terms, hypodontia. Congenitally missing teeth is actually one of the most common dental developmental abnormalities, even more common than double teeth and having an extra tooth.
When Permanent Teeth Don't Grow Missing one or more teeth is perhaps the most common congenital malformation in human beings. More than 20% of people lack one or more wisdom teeth (third molars) and more than 5% lack one or more second premolars or upper lateral incisors, so she is not alone.
Jan 09, 2007 · I had a aunt who was missing all perment teeth. My mother missing some. I have two upper laterals missing. I am 38. my perment cuspids moved forward and my baby cuspids where bonded to look bigger. My 5 year old is missing a baby lateral. Her pan-xray shows her missing her laterals also.