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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-56

Dental rehabilitation of amelogenesis imperfecta using thermoformed templates


Paediatric Unit, Department of Operative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur - 50300, Malaysia

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Paediatric Unit, Department of Operative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz, Kuala Lumpur - 50300
Malaysia
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.79938

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Amelogenesis imperfecta represents a group of dental developmental conditions that are genomic in origin. Hypoplastic AI, hypomineralised AI or both in combination were the most common types seen clinically. This paper describes oral rehabilitation of a 9-year-old Malay girl with inherited hypoplastic AI using transparent thermoforming templates. The defective surface areas were reconstructed to their original dimensions on stone cast models of the upper and lower arches using composite, and transparent thermoform templates were fabricated on the models. The templates were used as crown formers to reconstruct the defective teeth clinically using esthetically matching composite. The usage of the templates allowed direct light curing of the composite, accurate reproducibility of the anatomic contours of the defective teeth, reduced chair-side time and easy contouring and placement of homogenous thickness of composite in otherwise inaccessible sites of the affected teeth.






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