Is that tooth that fails to erupt in to the dental arch within the expected time of eruption.

The upper canines more frequently fails to erupt than lower ones, because they start their development at a higher level and they erupt after the adjacent teeth.

BUCCALY PALATALY MESIOANGULAR HORIZONTAL

INADEQUATE SPACE. DELAYED RESORPTION OF THE PRIMARY CANINE, ANKYLOSES OF THE ( C ). ECTOPIC POSITION OF THE TOOTH GERM(OF THE CANINE) OBSTRUCTED ERUPTION PATH (SUPER NUMERARY TEETH , ODOTOMAS,DENSE BONE,EXCESIVE FIBROUS MUCOSA.SCAR TISSUE. HERIDITORY CAUSES. CONGENITAL ABSENCE OF LATERAL INCISOR.

-Palpation of the buccal sulcus abbove the root of the deciduous canine and/or lateral incisor , also examination should be done palataly. -Examination of the adjacent lateral incisor. Buccal proclination of the lateral i,e:canine located (impacted) labialy to the root of the lateral. Retroclination of the lateral incisor i,e:canine located palataly to the root of the lateral incisor.

-OPG -Peri apical x-ray .(tube shift technique). -Occlusal view CT scan

1-leave in situ, 2-surgical exposure,for orthodontic treatment. 3-transplantation & surgical repositioning, 4-surgical removal,

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