Interdisciplinary full digital restorative treatment of a young patient with severe open bite and amelogenesis imperfecta: a case report


Published: 1 April 2021
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Authors

  • R. Valletta Department of Neurosciences, Reproductive and Odontostomatological Sciences, University Federico of Naples, Naples, Italy.
  • S. P. Perrotta Department of Neurosciences, Reproductive and Odontostomatological Sciences, University Federico of Naples, Naples, Italy. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2017-6420
  • R. Sorrentino Department of Neurosciences, Reproductive and Odontostomatological Sciences, University Federico of Naples, Naples, Italy.
  • F. Zarone Department of Neurosciences, Reproductive and Odontostomatological Sciences, University Federico of Naples, Naples, Italy.

Background Amelogenesis Imperfecta (AI) is a syndromic entity comprising several clinical conditions, mostly genetic-based, affecting quality and quantity of enamel. The use of digital tools can be advantageous to enhance communication between the dental team and patients. Moreover, a full digital approach would allow to check each single clinical step according to the treatment plan with a backward approach. The aim of this case report is to describe a multidisciplinary treatment program of a young patient with severe open bite and amelogenesis imperfecta, whose restorative rehabilitation was planned in a full-digital workflow, from the initial communication phase up to the final prosthodontic rehabilitation.

Case report An 8-year old female patient was diagnosed with a Class II division 1 malocclusion, severe open bite and AI. The treatment plan included 3 phases: the elimination of the tongue interposition habit and the anterior open bite, the orthodontic correction of dental deviation and leveling of both dental arches and a prosthetic rehabilitation. The extraction of the four first molars corrected the canine and molar Angle Class II relationships, deviation of the midline and repositioning of the maxillary incisors on the sagittal plane. Feldspathic ceramics was used in anterior sites to enhance the esthetic outcome. CAD/CAM hybrid ceramo-polymeric restorative material (PICN) was chosen for posterior regions. 

Conclusion The outcomes of the present case report proved that the planned objectives were satisfactorily obtained thanks to proper treatment planning, full digital workflow and the patient€™s optimal compliance with the extraoral device.


Valletta, R., Perrotta, S. P., Sorrentino, R., & Zarone, F. (2021). Interdisciplinary full digital restorative treatment of a young patient with severe open bite and amelogenesis imperfecta: a case report. Journal of Osseointegration, 13(1), 21–28. https://doi.org/10.23805/JO.2020.13.01.4

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