Peg Lateral teeth, also known as peg-shaped incisors or microdontia, is a dental condition where the upper lateral incisor - the tooth next to the two front teeth on each side of the mouth - fails to develop properly. Instead of having a typical shape and size, these teeth appear smaller than usual and have a conical or peg-like appearance.
There are different types of Peg Lateral teeth based on their characteristics. The most common type is when one or both of the upper lateral incisors are affected. In some cases, only one tooth may be affected, while others may have both sides impacted.
What Causes A Peg Lateral Teeth?
- Genetic traits
- Genetic disorders
- Ectodermal dysplasia
- Environmental factors
- Williams syndrome
- Hutchinson’s teeth from congenital syphilis
- Developmental and congenital issues