Amelogenesis is the formation of enamel on the teeth. This formation starts during the formation of the crown, at the bell stage of tooth development. Amelogenesis occurs after dentinogenesis. Amelogenesis occurs in three stages, namely, inductive stage, secretory stage and third stage. Defective Amelogenesis leads to Amelogenesis Imperfecta (AI). Amelogenesis consists of two processes: formation of enamel matrix and mineralization.
HOW IS AMELOGENESIS DIAGNOSED?
It is diagnosed by a dentist by physical examination of the teeth.
HOW IS AMELOGENESIS TREATED?
Amole genesis can be managed by extensive intervention both preventively and restoratively. A continued treatment and care throughout childhood and adulthood can help avoid the problem situation. During infancy the primary dentition can be protected by use of metal crowns on posterior teeth. Long term care include crowns, adhesives or plastic restorations.
DID YOU KNOW?
Treatment for Amelogenesis is often successful in protecting the teeth from further deterioration and damage.