Oral rehabilitation of primary dentition affected by amelogenesis imperfecta

Emergency Pediatric Dentistry

The purpose of the case report was to describe the treatment of a 4(1/2)-year-old boy with amelogenesis imperfect (AI) in the primary dentition.

AI is a hereditary condition that affects the development of enamel, causing quantity, structural, and compositional anomalies involving all dentitions.

Consequently, the effects can extend to both the primary and secondary dentitions.

A 4(1/2)-year-old boy was brought to the dental clinic complaining of tooth hypersensitivity during meals. The medical history and clinical examination were used to arrive at the diagnosis of amelogenesis imperfecta.

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The treatment was oral rehabilitation of the primary molars with stainless steel crowns and resin-filled celluloid forms of both maxillary and mandibular primary incisors and canines.

Improvements in the patient's psychological behavior and the elimination of tooth sensitiveness were observed, and the reestablishment of a normal occlusion resulted in improved eating habits.


°The journal of contemporary dental practice
°Cintia Maria de Souza-E-Silva / Thaís Manzano Parisotto / Carolina Steiner-Oliveira / Maria Beatriz Gavião

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