Amelogenesis imperfecta is a disease representing poor enamel formation. It occurs due to the improper function of the proteins involved in the formation of enamel or outer crown of the teeth.
It is one of disorders of teeth categorized under Aesthetic dentistry in which tooth appears yellow and can be easily damaged. As enamel formation is poor, strength of tooth is very weak. Amelogenesis imperfecta is a hereditary disorder and is passed down through families as a dominant trait. It can be treated by using full coverage crowns as enamel formation is poor. In general case stainless steel crowns are used for the children.