Abnormalities of tooth development
Numerous genetic and environmental factors may cause abnormalities in tooth development. These may include
- defects of structure (e.g. abnormal enamel, amelogenesis imperfecta, or abnormal dentin, dentinogenesis imperfecta or dentin dysplasia)
- abnormal position of tooth
- reduced size and abnormal shape of teeth (e.g. "peg-shaped" incisors, taurodontism, or short root anomaly)
- missing of one or more teeth (hypodontia, oligodontia, tooth agenesis).