Conservative anterior treatment with CAD-CAM technology and polymer-infiltrated ceramic for a child with amelogenesis imperfecta: A 2-year follow-up

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Abstract

Amelogenesis imperfecta is a genetic disorder that affects the structure of enamel and consequently the function, esthetics, and psychology of young patients. Restoring the dentition of a child with minimal tooth preparation is achievable with polymer-infiltrated ceramics. The treatment of a 12-year-old child presenting with amelogenesis imperfecta is described. An in-office computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) system and polymer-infiltrated ceramic blocks were used in a noninvasive procedure. The definitive clinical outcome showed a major esthetic improvement and allowed for the normal eruption of the permanent dentition.

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