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CASE REPORT Nonsurgical Treatment of Severe Open Bite Associated with Amelogenesis Imperfecta

VOLUME 46 : NUMBER 07 : PAGES (427) 2012

TAMAR FINKELSTEIN, DMD

YEHOSHUA SHAPIRA, DMD

NIR SHPACK, DMD, MS

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Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is an inherited enamel defect characterized by small and discolored teeth. Three types of AI can be distinguished, based on the clinical and radiographic appearance of the enamel defect:

• Hypoplastic--enamel deficient in quantity but relatively well mineralized.
• Hypocalcified--enamel relatively normal in quantity but poorly mineralized.
• Hypomature--mottled enamel due to an abnormal final stage of mineralization....

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