Multidisciplinary Approach for Restoring Function and Esthetics in a Patient with Amelogenesis Imperfecta: A Clinical Report 3083-3085
Dr. Vaibhav D. Kamble,
Assistant Professor, Room No. 121, Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College & Hospital, GMC Campus, Medical Square,
Nagpur, Maharashtraâ€“440003, India.
Phone: +91-9561381468, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amelogenesis Imperfecta (AI) is a genetically determined and enamel mineralization defect reported, depicted as â€śHereditary brown teeth.â€ť AI is characterized as a clinical entity and its clinical manifestations, histological appearance, and genetic pattern are characterized by their heterogeneity. The need for prosthodontic management of this group of patients varies. Some patients need oral hygiene instructions only, whereas others need extensive dental treatment that includes composite restorations, metal ceramic crowns, all ceramic crowns, porcelain veneers. A 20-year-old male patient presented with sensitive, discoloured, and mutilated teeth, with a decreased vertical dimension of occlusion. The 4-year recall examination revealed no pathology associated with the full mouth rehabilitation, and the patientâ€™s aesthetic and functional expectations were satisfied. The rehabilitation included all-ceramic crowns on anterior teeth and metal-ceramic crowns on posterior teeth following endodontic treatment and a crown-lengthening procedure for eliminating tooth sensitivity, improving the aesthetics and occlusion, and for restoring function.