Developmental enamel defects in the primary dentition: aetiology and clinical management

Salanitri, S. and Seow, W. K. (2013) Developmental enamel defects in the primary dentition: aetiology and clinical management. Australian Dental Journal, 58 2: 133-140. doi:10.1111/adj.12039


Author Salanitri, S.
Seow, W. K.
Title Developmental enamel defects in the primary dentition: aetiology and clinical management
Journal name Australian Dental Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0045-0421
1834-7819
Publication date 2013-06
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/adj.12039
Volume 58
Issue 2
Start page 133
End page 140
Total pages 8
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Developmental enamel defects, presenting as enamel hypoplasia or opacities are caused by damage or disruption to the developing enamel organ as a result of inherited and acquired systemic conditions. The high prevalence of these defects in the primary dentition demonstrates the vulnerability of the teeth to changes in the pre- and postnatal environment. The presence of enamel hypoplasia increases the risk of primary teeth to early childhood caries and tooth wear as the defective enamel is thinner, more plaque retentive and less resistant to dissolution in acid compared to normal enamel. The purpose of this paper was to critically review the aetiology and clinical complications of developmental enamel defects in the primary dentition and propose recommendations for the clinical management of affected teeth.
Keyword Enamel hypoplasia
Enamel opacities
Early childhood caries
Primary dentition
Early-childhood caries
Primary molars
Primary teeth
Mutans-streptococci
Permanent dentitions
Deletion syndrome
Cerebral-palsy
Hypoplasia
Children
Association
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
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