Any anomaly in the formation and development of the enamel on the teeth is called Amelogenesis Imperfecta. This condition is characterized by imperfect crown shape and abnormal formation of the tooth enamel, discoloration of the teeth as well as the appearance of cavities in the teeth.
HOW IS AMELOGENESIS IMPERFECTA DIAGNOSED?
It can be diagnosed by a dentist by physical examination of the tooth for abnormal color of the teeth - yellow, brown or grey.
HOW IS AMELOGENESIS IMPERFECTA TREATED?
Preventive and restorative dental care is very important, as well as, considerations for aesthetic issues is there, since, the crown are yellow from exposure of dentin due to enamel loss. Full coverage crowns are sometimes being used to compensate for the abraded enamel. Usually stainless steel crowns are used in children which may be replaced by porcelain once they reach adulthood. In the worst case teeth may have to be extracted and implants or dentures are required.
DID YOU KNOW?
Extensive home remedies help in delaying the process of AI. Regular dental care involving brushing and flossing will help stave off cavities and reduce tooth sensitivity. Regular dentistry check up and routine cleanup will remove the tartar and plaque buildup around the teeth.