| CASE REPORT
|Year : 2012 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 70-73
Amelogenesis imperfecta: A clinician's challenge
V Chamarthi1, BR Varma2, M Jayanthi3
1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Amritha School of Dentistry, Kerala, India
3 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Defective enamel formation can be explained as defects occurring at the stages of enamel formation. Quantitative defects in matrix formation leads to hypoplastic form of amelogenesis imperfecta. Inadequate mineralization of matrix leads to hypocalcification and hypomaturation variants. The demarcation of matrix formation and mineralization is not so distinct.
This paper describes a case of a 7-year-old boy with amelogenesis imperfecta - Type IA i.e., hypoplastic pitted autosomal dominant.
Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Velachery Main Road, Pallikaranai, Chennai - 600 100, Tamil Nadu
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