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Quintessence Int 42 (2011), No. 6     9. May 2011
Quintessence Int 42 (2011), No. 6  (09.05.2011)

Page 463-469, PubMed:21519583

Diagnosis and esthetic functional rehabilitation of a patient with amelogenesis imperfecta
Oliveira, Ilione Kruschewsky Costa Sousa / Fonseca, Jussara de Fátima Barbosa / do Amaral, Flavia Lucisano Botelho / Pecorari, Vanessa Gallego Arias / Basting, Roberta Tarkany / Franca, Fabiana Mantovani Gomes
Amelogenesis imperfecta is a hereditary disease that causes structural anomalies in dental enamel of both the primary and permanent dentition. The anomaly may present a variety of clinical forms and appearances, with its main characteristics being the loss of tooth structure, compromised esthetic appearance, and dental sensitivity. The aim of this study was to present the clinical report of a 16-year-old patient with severely compromised esthetics as a result of amelogenesis imperfecta of the hypocalcified type who was rehabilitated with composite resin and ceramic crowns.

Keywords: amelogenesis imperfecta, diagnosis, treatment