peg-shaped tooth

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A developmental anomaly, usually of the maxillary lateral incisor, which causes it to resemble a small peg; it may be associated with a missing lateral incisor in the other maxillary quadrant. The crown of the third molar may sometimes fail to develop fully and can also resemble a small peg.

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