Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a hereditary disorder that affects the dental enamel on primary and permanent teeth.
It is a rare disease, but it requires a difficult dental treatment particularly in severe cases.
A 13-year-old girl with AI presented with an unaesthetic appearance, hypersensitivity, decreased vertical dimension and psychological problems.
The patient was diagnosed as having a hypoplastic form of AI for both her permanent and primary dentition.
First, the primary teeth were extracted, and then a stainless steel crown was used to reduce the dental sensitivity and increase the vertical dimension in the molar teeth.
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Strip crowns were also used to improve the patient's appearance in the anterior region. Finally, direct composite restorations were performed manually on the premolar teeth.
Follow-up examinations were carried out at the end of the 3rd, 6th, 12th, and 24th months. The recall examination at the 24th month revealed no pathology.
° Kenan Cantekin / Huseyin Simsek / Ibrahim Sevki Buyukbayrakdar - Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey