Rehabilitation of teeth affected by amelogenesis imperfecta in mixed dentition period

Kumar, Saurabh and Saran, Runki (2012) Rehabilitation of teeth affected by amelogenesis imperfecta in mixed dentition period. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 3 (2). pp. 169-172. ISSN 0975-9840

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AmelogenesisImperfecta (AI) is a hereditary developmental disorder affecting deposition, calcification or maturation of dental enamel in both the primary and permanent dentitions. Patients usually present tooth sensitivity as well as problems in chewing function and esthetics. In addition, dissatisfaction with the teeth appearance is often found, affecting the patient’s social life. Oral rehabilitation of children with primary or mixed dentition is complex, since no definitive treatment can be done during periods of growth and until the end of eruption of the permanent dentition is accomplished. The purpose of this paper is to describe a case of hypoplasticamelogenesisimperfecta in an 9-year-old girl whose dissatisfaction with the appearance of her teeth led to impaired social functioning. Since the patient was in the mixed dentition stage, a temporary treatment aiming to improve dental esthetics, preserve oral function and allow for the recovery of the patient’s self-confidence was performed. This approach markedly decreased the patient’s dental hypersensitivity and improved functional chewing and esthetics. Positive psychological influence of the treatment on this patient was also observed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amelogenesisimperfecta; mixed dentition; mouth rehabilitation; dental esthetics.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Pedodontics and preventive Dentistry
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2015 16:46
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2015 16:46

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