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VOLUME 10 , ISSUE 6 ( November, 2009 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

The Restoration of Function and Esthetics of a Patient with Amelogenesis Imperfecta Using a Combination of Orthodontic and Prosthodontic Treatment: A Case Report

Seema Gupta, Sandeep Kumar

Citation Information : Gupta S, Kumar S. The Restoration of Function and Esthetics of a Patient with Amelogenesis Imperfecta Using a Combination of Orthodontic and Prosthodontic Treatment: A Case Report. J Contemp Dent Pract 2009; 10 (6):79-85.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-10-6-79

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-11-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The purpose of this case report is to present the esthetic and functional rehabilitation of the teeth in a 20-year-old patient with amelogenesis imperfecta (AI), facial asymmetry due to functional mandibular shift, and unilateral posterior crossbite.

Background

AI is a group of hereditary defects of enamel unassociated with any other generalized defects. AI results in poor development or the complete absence of the enamel of the teeth caused by improper differentiation of ameloblasts.

Case Description

This report describes the diagnosis and treatment of a young female patient with AI and facial asymmetry using a combined orthodontic-prosthodontic approach. Initially, the posterior crossbite, mandibular shift, and facial asymmetry were treated orthodontically. Later, metal-ceramic crowns for posterior teeth and allceramic crowns for anterior teeth were fabricated for final restorations.

Summary

Coordinated orthodontic and prosthodontic treatment, with careful consideration of patient expectations and requests, were critical for a successful outcome and patient satisfaction.

Clinical Significance

The complexity of the management of patients with AI supports the suggestion that the dental profession should have appropriate methods for the rehabilitation of rare dental disorders.

Citation

Kumar S, Gupta S. The Restoration of Function and Esthetics of a Patient with Amelogenesis Imperfecta Using a Combination of Orthodontic and Prosthodontic Treatment: A Case Report. J Contemp Dent Pract [Internet]. 2009 Nov; 10(6):079-085. Available from: http://www. thejcdp.com/journal/view/volume10-issue6-kumar.


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