Chairside treatment of amelogenesis imperfecta, including establishment of a new vertical dimension with resin nanoceramic and intraoral scanning

J Prosthet Dent. 2016 Sep;116(3):309-13. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2016.02.010. Epub 2016 Apr 23.


Amelogenesis imperfecta is a hereditary disease affecting the structural development of tooth substance. This clinical report describes a 1-visit chairside treatment of an 8-year-old patient with amelogenesis imperfecta, using computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) technology. Intraoral scanning was performed using the Cerec Omnicam. Thirteen resin nanoceramic crowns (Lava Ultimate) were fabricated chairside by using a Cerec MCXL milling unit and seated adhesively. The patient's treatment included establishing a new occlusal vertical dimension and new centric relationship. Reevaluation after 6 months showed a stable situation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amelogenesis Imperfecta / diagnostic imaging
  • Amelogenesis Imperfecta / surgery*
  • Ceramics / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Computer-Aided Design*
  • Crowns*
  • Dental Prosthesis Design / methods*
  • Humans
  • Nanostructures / therapeutic use
  • Radiography, Dental
  • Vertical Dimension