Restoring Esthetics and Function in a Patient with Amelogenesis Imperfecta - A Multidisciplinary ApproachNeeraja Turagam* and Durga Prasad Mudrakola
Department of Prosthodontics, AIMST University, Semeling, Jalan Bedong, 08100, Kedah, Malaysia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Neeraja Turagam
Department of Prosthodontics
AIMST University, Semeling
Jalan Bedong, 08100, Kedah, Malaysia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date : January 26, 2015; Accepted date : February 06, 2015; Published date : February 10, 2015
Citation: Turagam N, Mudrakola DP (2015) Restoring Esthetics and Function in a Patient with Amelogenesis Imperfecta – A Multidisciplinary Approach. Dentistry 5: 285. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000285
Copyright: ©2015 Turagam N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Amelogenesis imperfecta has been described as a complex group of inherited conditions that disturbs the developing enamel structure and exists independent of any related systemic disorder. It is a rare dental disease but represents a great restorative challenge for dentists. This clinical case report describes the oral rehabilitation of a young adult male patient diagnosed with hypoplastic amelogenesis imperfect, anodontia and decreased vertical dimension. This challenge was corrected by gingivectomy, gingivoplasty, by achieving the desired crown length keeping in view the biological width. Fixed metal ceramic restorations were given to enhance the aesthetics, masticatory function, eliminate the teeth sensitivity and to enhance the overall personality of the patient. Follow-up visits were scheduled at 3 months, 6 months and 1 year. No esthetic or functional problems were seen after the follow up period. The goal of the treatment was to achieve function, reduce sensitivity, protect enamel and improve esthetics.