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Restorative Management of Permanent Teeth Enamel Defects in Children and Adolescents

Lookup NU author(s): Lucy Burbridge


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015. The clinical challenges associated with the restorative management of developmental defects of enamel (DDE) have been well documented and include managing sensitivity and caries risk, loss of occlusal determinants, and the negative impact on individual self-worth and social interaction. This chapter outlines management options for DDE associated with molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH), amelogenesis imperfecta (AI), fluorosis, and intrinsic discoloration in permanent teeth. Many materials and techniques may be used to manage DDE. The complexity of intervention is dictated by the severity and nature of the disturbances including color (brown/cream/yellow/white opacities – hypomineralization), structure (hypoplasia – pits, grooves), pre-eruptive resorption, post-eruptive breakdown, the patient’s individual circumstances, and the age and stage of development.

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Author(s): Hanlin SM, Burbridge LAL, Drummond BK

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Planning and Care for Children and Adolescents with Dental Enamel Defects: Etiology, Research and Contemporary Management

Year: 2015

Pages: 139-155

Online publication date: 02/10/2014

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-44800-7_11

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ISBN: 9783662448007