Enamel Hypoplasia/”White Spots”

An interesting case here to present with regards to Enamel Hypoplasia.  These “White Spots” as it

appears in the photograph are deficiencies that may arise during enamel or dentin development.

From my experience, they may have no known cause, be caused by trauma of primary (baby) teeth

overlying growing permanent teeth, or be a result of systemic or genetic conditions or illnesses.

These “white spots” as it appears in the picture can be very visible and make a person very self

conscious of their appearance.

Treatment of the visible areas include removal of the whitish spots, Cosmetic Bonding with

selective composite layering to balance translucency and opaqueness with the natural dentition.

Dr. Lee

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