Can Dentinogenesis Imperfecta Be Treated ?

♦️Can genetically inherited Dentinogenesis Imperfecta be treated ?

Dentinogenesis imperfecta may require a multidisciplinary approach involving restorative, prosthodontic, and orthodontic treatments.

♦️What is dentinogenesis imperfecta ?

Dentinogenesis imperfecta is a disorder of tooth development. This condition causes the teeth to be discolored (most often a blue-gray or yellow-brown color) and translucent. Teeth are also weaker than normal, making them prone to rapid wear, breakage, and loss.

♦️What causes dentinogenesis imperfecta ?

Dentinogenesis imperfecta is caused by genetic changes in the DSPP gene and is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner which means one copy of the altered gene or faulty gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder.

Dentinogenesis imperfecta have genetic changes in COL1A1 or COL1A2

♦️Can it be treated ?

For discoloration, a variety of treatments are available, e.g., vital bleach, veneers, dental implants, overdenture prostheses, SSC, metal ceramic restorations, and adhesive restorations.

The dental treatment of patients with DI should protect the structure, esthetics, and tooth function. Also, prosthetic crown restoration could be considered in esthetic treatment planning in young patients.

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