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Amelogenesis imperfecta: A challenge to restoring esthetics and function.

Ranganath V, Nichani AS, Soumya V - J Indian Soc Periodontol (2010)

Bottom Line: As a result, the treatment was properly planned and executed.There is no one technique to be followed as such.However, the aim was to properly diagnose the case and provide good function and esthetics to the patient.

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Affiliation: Department of Periodontics, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Rehabilitation of complicated cases poses difficulty in clinical practice, both with respect to restoring function and with esthetics. One such clinical condition where the dentist has to give importance to proper planning of the treatment and execution of the plan is amelogenesis imperfecta (AI), a condition where both function and esthetics are accommodated. This article discusses both the functional and esthetic rehabilitation of a patient with AI. Both the esthetics and function were hampered in this patient due to the condition. As a result, the treatment was properly planned and executed. A number of treatment options are available for us today to treat such a case. There is no one technique to be followed as such. However, the aim was to properly diagnose the case and provide good function and esthetics to the patient.

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Figure 0001: Clinical appearance of amelogenesis imperfecta. Labial view of maxillary and mandibular teeth

Mentions: A 22-year-old male patient presented with the chief complaint of considerable sensitivity of his teeth, difficulty in chewing, and displeasure with his present dental appearance. A detailed medical, dental, and social history was obtained. The enamel of all the teeth was hypoplastic and yellow brown in color. The surfaces of the teeth were rough, and the enamel was either not visible or very thin over the crowns of all the teeth. The dentin, where it was exposed, was brown [Figure 1]. Examination revealed a midline discrepancy, due to missing 21. A mesiodens was present between 11 and 21. There was definite loss of vertical dimension because the molars were highly demineralized. The diagnosis of AI was made through the extraction of the mesiodens, which was later kept under observation for the procedure of decalcification in the Department of Oral Pathology, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore.Figure 1


Amelogenesis imperfecta: A challenge to restoring esthetics and function.

Ranganath V, Nichani AS, Soumya V - J Indian Soc Periodontol (2010)

Clinical appearance of amelogenesis imperfecta. Labial view of maxillary and mandibular teeth
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3100865&req=5

Figure 0001: Clinical appearance of amelogenesis imperfecta. Labial view of maxillary and mandibular teeth
Mentions: A 22-year-old male patient presented with the chief complaint of considerable sensitivity of his teeth, difficulty in chewing, and displeasure with his present dental appearance. A detailed medical, dental, and social history was obtained. The enamel of all the teeth was hypoplastic and yellow brown in color. The surfaces of the teeth were rough, and the enamel was either not visible or very thin over the crowns of all the teeth. The dentin, where it was exposed, was brown [Figure 1]. Examination revealed a midline discrepancy, due to missing 21. A mesiodens was present between 11 and 21. There was definite loss of vertical dimension because the molars were highly demineralized. The diagnosis of AI was made through the extraction of the mesiodens, which was later kept under observation for the procedure of decalcification in the Department of Oral Pathology, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore.Figure 1

Bottom Line: As a result, the treatment was properly planned and executed.There is no one technique to be followed as such.However, the aim was to properly diagnose the case and provide good function and esthetics to the patient.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Periodontics, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

ABSTRACT
Rehabilitation of complicated cases poses difficulty in clinical practice, both with respect to restoring function and with esthetics. One such clinical condition where the dentist has to give importance to proper planning of the treatment and execution of the plan is amelogenesis imperfecta (AI), a condition where both function and esthetics are accommodated. This article discusses both the functional and esthetic rehabilitation of a patient with AI. Both the esthetics and function were hampered in this patient due to the condition. As a result, the treatment was properly planned and executed. A number of treatment options are available for us today to treat such a case. There is no one technique to be followed as such. However, the aim was to properly diagnose the case and provide good function and esthetics to the patient.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus