Amelogenesis imperfecta, hypoplastic type associated with some dental abnormalities: a case report.


Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a hereditary disorder expressing a group of conditions that cause developmental alterations in the structure of enamel. AI is a serious problem that reduces oral health-related quality of life and causes some physiological problems. The treatment of patients with AI may upgrade the quality of life and reinforce their self-esteem. Among the treatment options for AI, full-mouth metal reinforced porcelain restoration constitutes an important alternative because of its properties. This paper presents a case of AI of the hypoplastic rough type associated with a group of dental anomalies, and describes the prosthetic management of the patient. A 26-year-old female patient presented with a chief complaint of discolored teeth. Clinical and radiographic examination of the patient confirmed the diagnosis of rough pattern hypoplastic AI. The patient was treated with full-mouth metal reinforced porcelain fixed bridge. The adaptation of the temporomandibular joints and masticatory muscles was carefully observed periodically during 4 months and, after this period, the patient tolerated well her new vertical dimension. The patient received instructions on cleansing of the subpontic and interproximal areas. Follow-up visits were scheduled at 3 months and then at 6 months. No esthetic or functional problems were seen after the follow up period.

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@article{Canger2010AmelogenesisIH, title={Amelogenesis imperfecta, hypoplastic type associated with some dental abnormalities: a case report.}, author={Emin Murat Canger and Peruze Çelenk and Murat Yen{\'i}sey and Selcen Zeynep Odyakmaz}, journal={Brazilian dental journal}, year={2010}, volume={21 2}, pages={170-4} }