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Article: Volume 48 Number 4 Page 266 - April 2021

  Dent Update 2021; 48: 266-270  Read article

Restorative dentistry:  Multidisciplinary Management of a ‘Double Tooth’

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Abstract: The term double tooth has often replaced the clinical diagnosis of gemination or fusion. If teeth have been extracted or exfoliated, the use of the neutral term ‘double tooth’ avoids the need to arbitrarily decide if it was gemination or fusion in origin. This case reports on a 16-year-old male who presented with an UL2 ‘double tooth’ and his combined restorative, surgical and orthodontic intervention to achieve his ideal result.

Clinical relevance: A multidisciplinary approach should be adopted when treating patients with a double tooth and an appropriate protocol as cited can be used.

Author notes: Niraj Halai, BChD MJDF RCS PGCert: General Dental Practitioner based in Surrey. Shash Bhakta, BDS, MMedSci, MFDS RCPS, MRD RCS, PhD, FDS (Rest Dent) RCS, Consultant In Restorative Dentistry, Leeds Dental Institute. email: shashwat.bhakta@nhs.net

Objective: Readers should be able to understand the relevance of treating the double tooth along with its management strategies.