Microdontia is a condition in which one or more teeth appear smaller than normal. Teeth affected by microdontia may also have abnormal shape, and the abnormal in permanent (adult) teeth more than deciduous (baby teeth or milk teeth).
Some people have smaller adult teeth than other people. This is an inherited trait that is impacted to some extent by the conditions a person experiences.
Did you know that females usually have smaller teeth than men? abnormally small teeth, microdontia can occur in adults and children.
Microdontia (small teeth) can be isolated or associated with genetic syndromes. The most commonly affected teeth are the maxillary permanent lateral incisors.
Adults affected by microdontia may have small teeth with gaps between them, making them look like baby teeth. Teeth that are too small may.