Dens Evaginatus

Definition: Outfolding of enamel from the occlusal or incisal surface of a tooth.  There may be a small pulp horn in this outfolding of enamel.  This is less common than dens invaginatus.

Radiographic Features:

Location: Most commonly found associated with lateral incisors and premolars.

Edge: Well-defined.

Shape: Triangular.

Internal: Radiopaque, radiopacity of enamel.

Other: None.

Number: Singular with each tooth, may be multiple in the mouth.

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Dens Evaginatus

(left – circle showing triangular radiopacity on occlusal surface) (right – without the circle)


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