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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 185-189

Esthetic and functional rehabilitation of a patient with Amelogenesis imperfecta

Department of Prosthodontics, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India

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Radhika B Parekh
Department of Prosthodontics, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2229-5194.113255

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Congenital and developmental disorders such as Amelogenesis imperfecta play a vital role in the overall development of a growing adult. The extensive destruction and unsightly appearance of the teeth often have a detrimental effect on the social skills and self-confidence of these patients. Prosthetic and restorative treatment in these patients aims at restoring function of the masticatory apparatus as well as enhancing its esthetic and visual appeal. A multidisciplinary approach is imperative for the successful rehabilitation and overall psychosocial wellbeing of the patient. This case report highlights the various stages of treatment for the complete rehabilitation of a young adult with Amelogenesis imperfecta. Clinical Relevance to Interdisciplinary Dentistry A multidisciplinary approach facilitates the complete functional, esthetic and psychological management of a patient with Amelogenesis imperfecta.
  • Intentional endodontic treatment was carried out on the posterior teeth due to severe attrition on the occlusal surfaces.
  • Crown lengthening procedures were undertaken in the maxillary and mandibular posterior regions to allow for sufficient crown height for restorations.
  • Full-coverage lithium disilicate crowns for the anterior teeth and ceramo-metal crowns for the posterior teeth were indicated to fulfill the esthetic and functional demands of the patient.

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