Functional and Esthetic Rehabilitation of a Patient with Amelogenesis Imperfecta


ERGÜN G., Kaya B. M. , EĞİLMEZ F., ÇEKİÇ NAGAŞ I.

JOURNAL OF THE CANADIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION, vol.79, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 79
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE CANADIAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a hereditary disorder that causes developmental alterations in the structure of enamel. In addition, tooth sensitivity, missing or impacted teeth, taurodontism, altered dental esthetics and anterior open bite can also be associated with AI. This clinical report presents the diagnosis, treatment planning and prosthetic rehabilitation of a 19-year-old female patient with AI associated with a group of dental anomalies. Following clinical and radiographic examination, histologic evaluation of the teeth confirmed the diagnosis of rough pattern hypoplastic AI. The patient was rehabilitated with full-mouth zirconium oxide ceramic fixed bridges. Adaptation of the temporomandibular joints and masticatory muscles to the bridges was carefully observed over 3 years. At the end of this follow-up period, the patient was satisfied with the esthetics, function and phonation of her prostheses.