What is it?

Amelogenesis imperfecta is a group of genetic conditions leading to hereditary disturbances in tooth structure. These disorders are characterized by an abnormal development of the enamel, the outer layer of the teeth. People who have Amelogenesis imperfecta will have small, yellow or brown teeth, vulnerable to damage. It is caused due to mutations in several genes, which leads to the formation of enamel that is thin or soft. These mutations are either inherited from parents or develop de-novo, without any family history. There are three types of
Amelogenesis imperfecta; hypoplastic, hypomaturation and hypocalcified, varying in their exact characteristics.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Amelogenesis imperfecta

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms may include small, yellow, or brown teeth, sensitive, prone to damage or breakage and misalignment of the upper and lower teeth.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and dental examination. Further evaluation may include X-ray of the mouth and radiographic exam.


Treatment depends on the type and severity of the condition and may include good dental hygiene, bonding, full crown restorations, orthodontic treatment, and dentures.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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