Background and Overview: Severely molar-incisor hypomineralization (MIH)–affected teeth are prone to develop early posteruptive enamel breakdown (PEB) and caries. A novel conservative interim approach for the prevention of this complication is presented. Case Description: A 6-year-old boy with strong hypersensitivity and extensive brown opacities in the partially erupted mandibular permanent first molars (PFMs) was diagnosed with MIH. Constant hygiene and dietary counseling were followed by the application of luted orthodontic bands and glass ionomer sealants to protect PFMs from caries and PEB until the complete eruption of the teeth. After 36 months, the PFMs were completely erupted, with no caries and PEB, and the cooperation of the child increased. Conclusions and Practical Implications: Temporary strategies are useful to preserve MIH-affected PFMs. With the methodology described, the hypersensitivity decreased and the patient reached a good degree of cooperation, making possible definitive rehabilitative considerations.

Case report of a novel interim approach to prevent early posteruptive enamel breakdown of molar-incisor hypomineralization–affected molars

Bagattoni S.;Gozzi I.;Piana G.;Mazzoni A.;Breschi L.;Mazzitelli C.
2021

Abstract

Background and Overview: Severely molar-incisor hypomineralization (MIH)–affected teeth are prone to develop early posteruptive enamel breakdown (PEB) and caries. A novel conservative interim approach for the prevention of this complication is presented. Case Description: A 6-year-old boy with strong hypersensitivity and extensive brown opacities in the partially erupted mandibular permanent first molars (PFMs) was diagnosed with MIH. Constant hygiene and dietary counseling were followed by the application of luted orthodontic bands and glass ionomer sealants to protect PFMs from caries and PEB until the complete eruption of the teeth. After 36 months, the PFMs were completely erupted, with no caries and PEB, and the cooperation of the child increased. Conclusions and Practical Implications: Temporary strategies are useful to preserve MIH-affected PFMs. With the methodology described, the hypersensitivity decreased and the patient reached a good degree of cooperation, making possible definitive rehabilitative considerations.
THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION
Bagattoni S.; Gozzi I.; Lardani L.; Piana G.; Mazzoni A.; Breschi L.; Mazzitelli C.
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