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The incidence of natal and neonatal teeth varies from 1:1000 to 1:30 000.1 There are no reports in extreme preterm babies.
A baby born at 24 weeks gestation in our neonatal unit had one natal tooth at the region of the lower central incisors (the most common site) (fig 1⇓). It fell out within two weeks without causing any complications.
The teeth can be either a premature eruption of the normal teeth (up to 95%) or supernumerary (5%).2 The cause is not known. There are no reports in the literature about the actual occurrence of aspiration.1
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