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In dentistry, anodontia, also called anodontia vera, is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the congenital absence of all primary or permanent teeth. It is associated with the group of skin and nerve syndromes called the ectodermal dysplasias. Anodontia is usually part of a syndrome and seldom occurs as an isolated entity.

Partial anodontia, known as hypodontia or oligodontia, is the congenital absence of one or more teeth. Congenital absence of all wisdom teeth, or third molars, is relatively common.


Replacement of missing teeth is possible using dental implant technology or denture

ee also

* hyperdontia, meaning more than the usual number of teeth

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  • anodontia — Defecto congénito caracterizado por la ausencia de alguno o de todos los dientes. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • anodontia — s. f. Anodoncia …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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  • anodontia — an·o·don·tia …   English syllables

  • anodontia — n. absence of the teeth because they have failed to develop. It is more common for only a few teeth to fail to develop (see hypodontia) …   The new mediacal dictionary

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