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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 20-22

Restoration of function and esthetics in a patient with amelogenesis imperfecta

1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, H.P. Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Deepak Chauhan
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, H.P. Government Dental College, Shimla - 171 001, Himachal Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2230-7095.113823

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Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a rare genetic disorder inherited as either autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, or X- linked modes. AI is characterized by the defect in enamel formation, resulting in defective mineralization or formation of the matrix. Restoration of the dentition poses great challenges, especially when teeth are severely affected. Treatment aims to relieve pain or sensitivity of teeth and to preserve as much tooth structure as possible while preventing further loss of teeth, to maintain masticatory function, and last but not the least, to improve the aesthetic appearance and quality of life as it has a great psychological impact on the self-esteem of the patient. This case report describes the treatment of a young boy who presented with a severe form of AIimperfect (AI) with a minimally invasive, relatively simple, and cost-effective treatment with composite restorations.

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