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unusual variations in position, number and conformation of dentition
Anomaly
failure of the teeth to form
Anodontia
tooth wear that is the result of non-masticatory movements
Abrasion
recurrence of a peculiarity of an unknown ancestor
Attivism; Atavistic
physiological wearing of a tooth caused by mastication
Attrition
the clenching or grinding of the teeth
Bruxism
a space between 2 adjacent teeth in the same dental arch, especially the space between the upper lateral incisor and the canine in the carnivora or; in humans, a space between the maxillary central incisors.
Diastema (pl. diastemata)
the loss of tooth substance by non-bacterial chemical action
Erosion
abnormal curvature of the crown or root
Dilaceration
a supernumerary tooth found to the distal of the molars
Distomolar
the condition of excess teeth; supernumerary teeth
Hyperdontia
the flattened area of enamel or dentin produced by wear
Facet
the loss of deciduous teeth after the physiological resorption of the roots
Exfoliation
An unknown cause.
Idiopathic
Having long teeth; a marked elongation of the crown or body of the tooth; a marked elongation of the cusps.
Hypsodont (Hypsodonty)
partial absence of teeth
Hypodontia
The most common supernumerary tooth usually appearing between the maxillary incisors.
Mesiodens
Flattened areas on interproximal surfaces that result from wear.
Interproximal Contact Facets
Relatively large teeth (generalized); a large single tooth; also occasionally referred to as “megadont”.
Macrodontia
Having an abnormally small tooth or teeth.
Microdont
The development and formation of the teeth.
Odontogenesis
Having medium-sized teeth.
Mesodont
A tooth with a large pulp chamber in relation to the crown.
Taurodont
Having more than the usual number (of teeth).
Supernumerary
A supernumerary found to the buccal or lingual of the molars.
Paramolar
Absence of many teeth.
Oligodontia