The restoration of function and esthetics of a patient with amelogenesis imperfecta using a combination of orthodontic and prosthodontic treatment: A case report

Sandeep Kumar, Seema Gupta

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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 all-ceramic 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-85
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2009
Externally publishedYes


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  • Dentistry(all)

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