Oral Rehabilitation of a Patient with Amelogenesis lmperfecta


Cogulu D. , Becerik S., Emingil G. , Hart P. S. , Hart T. C.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, vol.31, no.7, pp.523-527, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.523-527

Abstract

Amelogenesis imperfecta is a hereditary disorder that causes defective enamel development in the primary and permanent teeth. Clinical treatment is important to address the esthetic appearance of affected teeth, reduce dentinal sensitivity, preserve tooth structure, and optimize masticatory function. The purpose of this case report was to describe the diagnosis, treatment planning, and dental rehabilitation of a patient with autosomal recessive amelogenesis imperfecta. The patient was followed for 5 years, and evaluation 3 years after restorations revealed no pathology associated with the rehabilitation. The patient's esthetic and functional expectations were satisfied. (Pediatr Dent 2009;31:523-7) Received August 5, 2008 vertical bar Lost Revision October 5, 2008 vertical bar Revision Accepted December 5, 2008