Document Type : Case Report

Authors

1 Bone and Joint Diseases Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

2 Postgraduate Student, Dept. of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

3 Postgraduate Student, Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

4 Dept. of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.

5 Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Biomaterials Research Center, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

6 Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dentistry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

Odontomas are benign tumors of jaws with mixed tissue which are the result of proliferation of odontogenic epithelium and mesenchymal cells. They occur almost centrally and seldom peripherally. There is no report of such a lesion externally while attaching a tooth crown. In this case, we present a lesion on the buccal surface of the right maxillary central incisor crown which is misconstrued with a dental overgrowth. Such cases may confuse diagnosis during clinical examination. Radiographically, such odontomas may be mistaken for various other lesions. May be we should rely on microscopic evaluation which was an odontoma histopathologically.

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