BACK TOTOP Browse A-ZSearchBrowse A-ZABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0-9 E-mail FormEmail ResultsName:Email address:Recipients Name:Recipients address:Message: Print-FriendlyBookmarksbookmarks-menuTooth - abnormal shapeHutchinson incisors; Abnormal tooth shape; Peg teeth; Mulberry teeth; Conical teeth; Connate teeth; Conjoined teeth; Microdontia; Macrodontia; Mulberry molarsAn abnormally shaped tooth is any tooth that deviates from its regular shape. Considerations The appearance of normal teeth varies, especially the molars. Abnormally-shaped teeth can result from many different conditions. Specific diseases can affect tooth shape, tooth color, and when they grow in. Some diseases can lead to absence of teeth. Causes Some diseases that can cause abnormal tooth shape and growth are:Congenital syphilis Congenital syphilisCongenital syphilis is a severe, disabling, and often life-threatening infection seen in infants whose mothers were infected and not fully treated. ...Read Article Now Book Mark Article Cerebral palsy Cerebral palsyCerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that can involve the brain. This affects nervous system functions, such as movement, learning, hearing, ...Read Article Now Book Mark Article Ectodermal dysplasia, anhidrotic Ectodermal dysplasiaEctodermal dysplasias is a group of conditions in which there is abnormal development of the skin, hair, nails, teeth, or sweat glands.Read Article Now Book Mark Article Incontinentia pigmenti achromians Incontinentia pigmenti achromiansHypomelanosis of Ito (HMI) is a very rare birth defect that causes unusual patches of light-colored (hypopigmented) skin and may be associated with e...Read Article Now Book Mark Article Cleidocranial dysostosis Cleidocranial dysostosisCleidocranial dysostosis is a disorder involving the abnormal development of bones in the skull and collar (clavicle) area.Read Article Now Book Mark Article Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Ehlers-Danlos syndromeEhlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of inherited disorders marked by extremely loose joints, very stretchy (hyperelastic) skin that bruises easil...Read Article Now Book Mark Article Ellis-van Creveld syndromeEllis-van Creveld syndromeEllis-van Creveld syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that affects bone growth.Read Article Now Book Mark Article When to Contact a Medical Professional Talk to a dentist or health care provider if the shape of your child's teeth appears to be abnormal. What to Expect at Your Office Visit The dentist will examine the mouth and teeth. You will be asked questions about your child's medical history and symptoms, such as:Does your child have any medical conditions that may cause abnormal tooth shape? At what age did the teeth appear? In what order did the teeth appear? Does your child have other tooth problems (color, spacing)? What other symptoms are also present? Braces, fillings (bonding), and dental restorations such as crowns, veneers, or bridges may be needed to correct the abnormal shape and improve the appearance and spacing of the teeth.Dental x-rays and other diagnostic tests may be done.Dental x-raysDental x-rays are a type of image of the teeth and mouth. X-rays are a form of high energy electromagnetic radiation. The x-rays penetrate the body...Read Article Now Book Mark Article Open ReferencesReferencesDhar V. Development and developmental anomalies of the teeth. In: Kliegman RM, St. Geme JW, Blum NJ, Shah SS, Tasker RC, Wilson KM, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 21st ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 333.Moore KL, Persuad TVN, Torchia MG. Integumentary system. In: Moore KL, Persuad TVN, Torchia MG, eds. The Developing Human. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.2020:chap 19.Neville BW, Damm DD, Allen CM, Chi AC. Abnormalities of teeth. In: Neville BW, Damm DD, Allen CM, Chi AC, eds. Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. 4th ed. St Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2016:chap 2 AllVideoImagesTogRelated Information Review Date: 1/24/2022 Reviewed By: Michael Kapner, DDS, General Dentistry, Norwalk Medical Center, Norwalk CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team. The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- © 1997- All rights reserved. A.D.A.M. content is best viewed in IE9 or above, Firefox and Google Chrome browser.Content is best viewed in IE9 or above, Firefox and Google Chrome browser.