| CASE REPORT
|Year : 2008 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 85-87
Dentinogenesis imperfecta: A case report
P Subramaniam, S Mathew, SN Sugnani
Department of Pedodontics, The Oxford Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India
Dentinogenesis imperfecta is an autosomal dominant disorder of tooth development characterized by the presence of opalescent dentin, resulting in a dusky blue to brownish discoloration of the teeth. This condition is genetically and clinically heterogeneous; it may affect only the teeth or it may be associated with the osteogenesis imperfecta. Dentinogenesis imperfecta has been subdivided into three types: type I is associated with osteogenesis imperfecta; in type II there is no associated osteogenesis imperfecta; and when the condition is associated with the Brandywine triracial isolate and large pulp chambers it is classified as type III.
This report describes a 16-year-old female patient who showed the characteristic dental features of dentinogenesis imperfecta type II. The etiology and prevalence of the disorder, and a comprehensive treatment plan, will be briefly reviewed.
S N Sugnani
Department of Pedodontics, The Oxford Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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