Illustrated Pediatric Dentistry - Part 2

Molar Incisor Hypoplasia (MIH)

Author(s): Priyanka Bhaje*, Vidya Iyer and Abdulkadeer Jetpurwala

Pp: 371-380 (10)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815080773123010019

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Developmental defects of enamel a commonly encountered condition in both primary and permanent teeth enamel. Ameloblasts being highly specialized cells are highly sensitive to a host of environmental factors. As a result, a large number of factors can cause hypomineralization. Of the various hypoplastic and hypomineralization defects affecting the enamel, this chapter focuses on a distinct condition of hypomineralization involving mainly the molar and incisor teeth. 

Keywords: Cheese molars, Hypoplasia, Idiopathic enamel opacities, Internal enamel hypoplasia, MIH, Non-endemic mottling of the enamel, Post eruptive breakdown.

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