PHONE
+1-650-618-9889

International Journal of Clinical & Medical Images

ISSN: 2376-0249

Case Blog - International Journal of Clinical & Medical Images (2015) Volume 2, Issue 11

Amelogenesis Imperfecta: A Developmental Dental Anomaly

Amelogenesis Imperfecta: A Developmental Dental Anomaly

Author(s): Mutluay MS*

10.4172/2376-0249.1000396

Amelogenesis imperfecta is a developmental disturbance that interferes with normal enamel formation in the absence of a systemic disorder. In general, it affects all or nearly all of the teeth in both the primary and permanent dentitions. The estimated frequency of AI ranges from one in 718 to one in 14,000 depending on the population studied. Children with AI can exhibit accelerated tooth eruption compared to the normal population or have late eruption. Other clinical implications of AI include low caries susceptibility, rapid attrition, excessive calculus deposition, and gingival hyperplasia.

9-year-old male patient referred to our clinic with complaint of the discolorations and sensitivity of his teeth. The clinical and radiographic examinations revealed that carious lesions, dental hypoplasia in multiple teeth and periodontal problems. Final diagnosis of hypoplastic AI was made. Carious lesions and hypoplastic teeth restored with composite resins and stainless steel crowns. Oral hygiene instructions was provided and the patient is under follow-up (Figures 1 and 2).

 

flyer Image
Indexing and Archiving
A generic square placeholder image with rounded corners in a figure.
All published articles are assigned to Digital Object Identifier (DOI)- CrossRef.
A generic square placeholder image with rounded corners in a figure.
All published articles of this journal are included in the indexing and abstracting coverage of: