Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) encompasses a diverse group of hereditary conditions that cause developmental alterations in the structure of the enamel. Its clinical manifestations commonly include unsatisfactory esthetics, dental sensitivity, and attrition and loss of occlusal vertical dimension (OVD) due to the rapid wearing of dentition. Treatment of AI is important not only because of esthetic and functional concerns, but also to develop a positive psychological attitude in the patient, and a multidisciplinary approach is often necessary. Treatment planning is governed by factors such as the age and socioeconomic status of the patient, the type and severity of the disorder, and the intraoral condition at the time of presentation. This clinical report describes the treatment for a young female patient with hypoplastic AI using ceramometal restorations.
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Author(s): Rahul S Kulkarni
Full mouth rehabilitation, Amelogenesis imperfecta, Prosthodontics, Oral Rehabilitation, Oral Health, Oral care