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Introduction Molar incisor hypomineralisation (MIH) is defined as the developmentally-derived dental defect that involves hypomineralisation of 1 to 4 permanent first molars (FPM), frequently associated with similarly affected permanent incisors [Weerheijm et al., 2003; Mathu-Muju and Wright 2006]. The defect is the result of a variety of environmental factors acting systemically, including prenatal, perinatal and childhood medical conditions that affect the developing enamel, while an underlying genetic predisposition could not be excluded [Lygidakis et al., 2008b, Alaluusua, 2010]. MIH presents as demarcated enamel opacities of different colour in the affected teeth that occasionally undergo post-eruptive breakdown due to soft and porous enamel, resulting in atypical cavities or even to complete coronal distortion [Weerheijm et al., 2003]. Accordingly the defect reveals serious clinical management problems attracting the attention of the dental profession the last decade [Lygidakis et al., 2003; Mathu-Muju and Wright 2006].

GENRE
Health & Well-Being
RELEASED
2010
April 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
34
Pages
PUBLISHER
European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
SIZE
274.9
KB

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