ORAL REHABILITATION : Early oral rehabilitation of a child with amelogenesis imperfecta

Oral Rehabilitation

Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is an inherited disorder which results in enamel defects.

The main clinical characteristics are extensive loss of tooth tissue, poor esthetics and tooth sensitivity.

Early recognition followed by appropriate preventive care and oral rehabilitation is essential in the successful management of AI.

This clinical report describes the management of a 3 year-old girl with a hypocalcified type of Al.

The patient presented early extensive tissue loss of the superior incisors and molars, with general dentinal sensitivity.

The first phase of the treatment was preventive measures to improve dental and periodontal health. On the second phase the anterior teeth were extracted and the molars were endodontic treated and covered with stainless steel crowns.

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A functional appliance was made to rehabilitate the anterior extracted teeth on the third phase.

The performed treatment achieved satisfactory esthetic and function, which resulted in an improvement in the child’s quality of life.


°Natalino Lourenço Neto / Marco A.B. Paschoal / Tatiana Y. Kobayashi / Daniela Rios1, Salete M.B. Silva

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