Molar Incisor Hipomineralization, a Clinical Entity Never Described Before in Costa Rican Children

Dental enamel is an unique, highly mineralized tissue from ectodermal origin, characterized by the absence of metabolic activity once its formation is completed. This fact determines that when disturbances occur during its development, defects will be present in the permanent tooth at eruption. This...

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Main Authors: Ulate, Joseph, Gudiño Fernández, Sylvia
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Universidad de Costa Rica 2015
Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/Odontos/article/view/21482
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21339
Summary: Dental enamel is an unique, highly mineralized tissue from ectodermal origin, characterized by the absence of metabolic activity once its formation is completed. This fact determines that when disturbances occur during its development, defects will be present in the permanent tooth at eruption. This article reports the most important findings published in the scientific literature over the last decade about Molar Incisor Hypomineralization, denomination, histology, classification, signs and symptoms, epidemiology, histology and differential diagnosis.