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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 17 (1997), No. 5     1. Sep. 1997
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 17 (1997), No. 5  (01.09.1997)

Page 479-483

Restoring Function and Esthetics in a Patient With Amelogenesis Imperfecta
Nel / Pretorius / Weber / Marais
Amelogenesis imperfecta is a rare dental disease and presents a major challenge to the dentist. With the tremendous advances in the field of esthetic dentistry, espcially in bonding to dentin, it is today possible to restore function and esthetics to an acceptable level. The need for full crown preparation has been decreased to an absolute minimum. A case of amelogenesis imperfecta, complicated by a malocclusion, is presented. A combination of periodontal treatment and resin-bonded porcelain onlays and nobel alloys resulted in a highly successful outcome. The virtual absence of enamel was overcome with the aid of dentin bonding.