Malformed Teeth

Though teeth tend to vary slightly in shape, abnormally shaped teeth may be the result of several disease conditions, including congenital syphilis, cerebral palsy, ectodermal dysplasia, incontinentia pigmenti achromians, cleidocranial dysostosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and Ellis-van Creveld syndrome, for example.

Medical professionals will take a medical history and consider all the child’s symptoms. They will try to determine whether the child has any medical conditions that would cause abnormal tooth shape, at what age the teeth appeared, and in what order. They will look for other tooth problems, such as color, and spacing, and whether other symptoms are also present. X-rays will have to be taken.

The various fillings, restorations, bridges, or crown may be necessary to restore the teeth’s function and appearance.

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