The Open Dentistry Journal

ISSN: 1874-2106 ― Volume 14, 2020

An Interdisciplinary Approach for Hypoplastic Amelogenesis Imperfecta: A Case Report

Gulfem Ergun1, Ayse Seda Ataol2, *
1 Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University, Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Mersin University, Yenişehir, Mersin, Turkey



Generally, the appropriate rehabilitation concepts of patients with Amelogenesis Imperfecta (AI) should include a multidisciplinary treatment approach.

Case Report:

This case report describes full mouth rehabilitation of a patient with AI. A 20 years old woman was referred to our clinic with a chief complaint of tooth discoloration, diastema, unsatisfactory esthetics and slight tooth sensitivity. Clinical, histological and radiographic examination revealed hypoplastic AI. Short crowns, diastema, occlusal wear with exposed dentin in the posterior areas, the lack of contact points, dental caries and discoloration were the other clinical findings.


As a result of the periodontal and prosthetic evaluation, gingivectomy and ostectomy were planned, and they followed a full mouth fixed prosthetic restoration.


There was no complication or complaint in a 3-year follow-up. At the end of this follow-up period, the patient was satisfied with esthetics, function and phonation properties of her prostheses.

Keywords: Dental anomalies, Esthetic, Full mouth rehabilitation, Amelogenesis imperfecta, Enamel, Dentine.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2018
Volume: 12
First Page: 466
Last Page: 475
Publisher Id: TODENTJ-12-466
DOI: 10.2174/1874210601812010466

Article History:

Received Date: 13/3/2018
Revision Received Date: 20/5/2018
Acceptance Date: 24/5/2018
Electronic publication date: 20/6/2018
Collection year: 2018

© 2018 Ergun and Ataol.

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* Address correspondence to the author at the Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Mersin University, Ciftlikkoy Campus, 33343, Yenisehir, Mersin, Turkey; Tel: +905367691727; E-mail:

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