Alterations in amelogenesis and its clinical implications/ cases reports

Alice Mara Rodrigues Batista, Mirian de Waele Souchois de Marsillac, Joecí de Oliveira, Maria José de Carvalho Rocha


Alterations in amelogenesis can promote disturbances on the development of dental enamel. These alterations during amelogenesis will result in different color and/or structure of dental enamel that may occur isolated or simultaneously. These alterations may involve one tooth or more, yet the causal factors may be local, systemic, genetic or idiopathic. The intensity, extension and the number of teeth presenting alterations in the dental enamel are related to the developmental stage of the enamel dental organ. After the dentist has evidenced a color and/or structural alteration due to developmental defect in amelogenesis it is very important to make a precise diagnosis so that he can proceed with an adequate therapeutic either if it is only a matter of recall appointments, preventive or interceptive approaches. The clinical cases in this study illustrates some of human dental enamel’s alterations during amelogenesis and their probable causes based on the patient’s clinical history and in the dental literature.


Dental Enamel; Abnormalities; Dental Fluorosis; Dental Enamel Hypoplasia; Amelogenesis


Licença Creative Commons

e-ISSN 2177-0018 / ISSN 0566-1854.

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