Enamel hypoplasia

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Enamel hypoplasia
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 K00.4
ICD-9 520.4

Enamel hypoplasia is a defect of the teeth in which the enamel is hard but thin and deficient in amount,[1] caused by defective enamel matrix formation with a deficiency in the cementing substance[citation needed]. Usually the condition involves part of the tooth having a pit in it. In some cases, the natural enamel crown has a hole in it, and in extreme cases, the tooth has no enamel, which doesn't mean the tooth doesn't exist because dentin is also a component of teeth.

Causes[edit]

It can be caused by any of the following:

  • Trauma
  • Bacterial infection
  • Slow enamel formation[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ash, Major M., Jr. and Nelson, S.J (2003). Dental anatomy, physiology, and occlusion (8th ed.). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-9382-2. 
  2. ^ What is Enamel Hypoplasia?

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