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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 283-285

Amelogenesis imperfecta


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, JSS Dental College, Constituent College of JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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K P Mahesh
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, JSS Dental College, Constituent College of JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-344X.107900

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Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) represents a group of developmental disorder of teeth structure, genomic in origin, which affects the structure and clinical appearance of enamel of all or nearly all the teeth, and which may be associated with morphologic or biochemical changes elsewhere in the body. It can be hypoplastic, hypomineralized, or both. Teeth affected may be discoloured, sensitive, or prone to disintegration. A case of yellow brown discoloration in a hindu female aged 26, reported with same chief complaint. On examination of the patient, generalized yellowish brown discoloration of the teeth was seen. Radiographic and histopathologic examination confirms the diagnosis of AI.


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