Satisfaction After Restoring Aesthetics and Function in a Child with Amelogenesis Imperfecta: A Case Report


Ozcan N., Almaz M. E. , Sonmez I. S. , BARIŞ E.

MEANDROS MEDICAL AND DENTAL JOURNAL, vol.17, no.2, pp.98-101, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/meandros.2751
  • Title of Journal : MEANDROS MEDICAL AND DENTAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.98-101

Abstract

Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a hereditary disorder that disrupts the formation of enamel in both primary and permanent dentition. Management of AI is a challenge for the patient and the clinician. This case report presents the management of AI in a sixyear-old female patient. Considering the patient's age, we decided to make removable dentures in order to avoid growth and development problems. Conventional complete dentures were made, vertical dimension was increased, and the desired aesthetics and function were gained. Additionally, satisfaction with prosthodontic rehabilitation was evaluated using a questionnaire. A high level of patient and parent satisfaction was obtained. Treatment planning for patients with AI is related to many factors including the age and socioeconomic status of the patient, the type and severity of the disorder, the intraoral situation at the time the treatment is planned and most importantly, cooperation of the patient plays a major role.