Amelogenesis imperfecta: a clinician's challenge

J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 2012 Jan-Mar;30(1):70-3. doi: 10.4103/0970-4388.95587.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amelogenesis Imperfecta / classification
  • Amelogenesis Imperfecta / diagnosis*
  • Amelogenesis Imperfecta / genetics
  • Child
  • Dental Enamel / abnormalities
  • Dental Enamel Hypoplasia / classification
  • Dental Enamel Hypoplasia / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Care Planning