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dentinogenesis imperfecta?


who does it mostly effect?
what are treatment options?
how do we get this?
does it ever go away?
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Are you talking about the teeth.If so I have it my son has it my daughter has it my daughters baby has it.Let me know if this is what your talking about I would love to IM you if it [email protected] My teeth and children have no den to on them all there is, is the Grissel,No nerves teeth light orange color.My dentist said this happen to ! in a million well I'm 4 in a million.This is also a dominate gene.So before I go on let me know if were talking about same thing  (+ info)

why should teeth affected by dentinogenesis imperfecta not be used as abutments?


I kinda know the answer, but just need a little more info :)
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Inherent weakness in the teeth caused by this genetic condition make the teeth inappropriate candidates for use as support for dental appliances or support structures.

This condition causes teeth to be discolored (most often a blue-gray or yellow-brown color) and translucent. Teeth are also weaker than normal, making them prone to rapid wear, breakage, and loss. These problems can affect both primary (baby) teeth and permanent teeth.

Mutations in the DSPP gene may affect the proteins made by the gene, leading to the production of abnormally soft dentin. Teeth with defective dentin are discolored, weak, and more likely to decay and break.  (+ info)

when, who, and how was Dentinogenesis imperfecta discovered?


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SEE BELOW FOR FACTS
JUST GOOGLE IT  (+ info)

Does anyone else out there have Dentinogenesis Imperfecta Type II?


I do and have been dealing with both cosmetic and functional issues my whole life. This condition has made me very self conscious and has bled me dry from a financial perspective. Although I know there are others out there with this same condition, I often feel very alone in this. I would love to hear from others who might be able to relate to my experiences.
cjmacri - Thank you for your detailed response. Originally, I thought my condition was cosmetic only and had been saving money for years to restore my smile to something truly normal/natural. So much for my grand plan. Since then, I have lost seven teeth to apical abscesses (despite impeccable oral hygeine). As I'm sure you know from your training, those with DI are prone to apical abscesses and are often unable to be treated with root canals, as the canals are obliterated. That is my case. Net, I currently have five implants (molars). My top front teeth are bonded, but so much opaquer had to be used that they look flat and lifeless. I really need crowns to attain a natural look. However, any money I save now must set aside for functional purposes. All total, since high school, I have spent approx $35M on dental work. That would buy most people a Hollywood smile, yet here I sit with unatural looking top teeth, bottom teeth that are dark, and missing molars. : (
The most frustrating part is, if this were a medical condition, insurance would be covering the functional issues. However, as I'm sure you know, that is not the case with dental diseases. Implant surgery is not covered at all and the crowns and abutments are minimally covered. It's maddening. By the way, some what was included in the $35M I mentioned was for apicoectomies that were performed on a few of the molars in an attempt to save the teeth without doing root canals. Worked for awhile...not in the end.
Sorry, one last thing. I do see a prothodontist. So, that was good advice. : )
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That's a tough question. I've treated patients with Dentinogenesis Imperfecta and I know how frustrating and difficult it is. If you don't have the associated osteogenesis imperfecta, implants may someday be an option though I know we're not talking about a small chunk of change. If you are really ready to get this done it's going to take a loan from the bank. I know that sounds harsh, but people buy cars for $30,000 and they last 5 years. You're going to spend this money on something that will last a lifetime. Look for a type of dentist in your area called a prosthodontist. This is a dentist who has had extra years of education in the treatement of extremely difficult cases such as yours. Tell them your frustrations and what you hope to achieve. Do you want to never have to worry about teeth problems again? That's a pretty radical and expensive treatment ie. primarily extractions and implants. Do you just want to have things stop breaking all the time and be able to chew regularly? That's a bit easier involving crowns as treatment. Do you wan't to just patch things up and fix cosmetics until you're ready to make a more final decision and a bigger financial investment? Easier still involving tooth colored restorations. The options are available to you but the key is finding a knowledgable prosthodontist who can treat you properly. The average dentist (like me) doesn't have the extra training and skill required to get you to where you want to be. That's likely why this whole experience seems so frustrating and things keep not working. Think about what you want to do, and at least make some appointments with different prosthodontists to see who's treatment options and personality you like the best. I wish you the best and I know you're frustrated. I hope this helps.  (+ info)

Have Dentinogenesis Imperfecta-Do you? - I have 2 young kids with DI and it really causes problems at school.?


My kids are teased about their condition and it just hurts that there is nothing that I can do about it. The school can't stop the kids from saying things to my kids.
Parents with DI or with children who have DI what do you do about the teasing kids get from their appearence.
We do not have Osteogenesis Imperfecta, although other people in my family do have a mild form of it.
Those with DI do you have problems finding a dentist that knows about DI to work on your childrens' teeth?
What procedures have you had done?
In my family we get dentures by the time we are 35 - 40? I recently had to have a bridge to cover my 6 front bottom teeth. I tried eating a whole apple for the first time in my life. Found out the painful way why I never did that before. Lost 3 teeth at the gum line on the third bite. Took the dentist 4 hours to remove what I had for roots because they kept shattering on him. I'm now payng off the bill and seriously regret not just getting a full set of dentures.
I would like to know what other experience with DI have been like. I only know people in my family who have it. I do not have it as "bad" as my kids do. Their teeth look a lot worse, brown/grey etc.
I have been told by a dental implant specialist that due to my fine bone structure in my jaw that I have, Dental Implants will not work for me. Plus Even if I could, I don't see how I could ever afford the cost of implants to replace ALL my teeth which is what I will need.
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If you don't have Osteogenesis Imperfecta, you might be a candidate for dental implants, instead of dentures.  (+ info)

What are the symptoms of an amelogenesis imperfecta?


What are the symptoms of an amelogenesis imperfecta?
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Symptoms of Amelogenesis Imperfecta

# Brown discoloration of teeth
# Yellow discoloration of teeth
# Thin tooth enamel
# Soft tooth enamel
# Easily damaged teeth
# Tooth enamel defects
# Smooth tooth enamel
# Rough tooth enamel
# Pitted tooth enamel
# Missing teeth
# Discolored tooth enamel
# Fragile teeth
# Small teeth
# Thin tooth enamel
# Soft tooth enamel  (+ info)

Is Osteogenesis Imperfecta a type of dwafism?


My girlfriend has Osteogenesis Imperfecta and is 4' 4" tall,as you can imagine she is often referred to as a "midget" and other unkind things. So just to help clear this up,I was wondering if she could be concidered a dwarf based on the Osteogenesis Imperfecta, or perhaps her size?
I have tried looking this up online,but there is so much information on Dwarfism and Osteogenesis Imperfecta,that after hours of paging through information that had little or nothing to do with what I was looking for I became a little frustrated with all and decided I needed help looking this up.
Any info you could provide that may help me clear this up would be appreciated very much.
Thank you,
Ben P.
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Both answers above me are correct.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteogenesis_Imperfecta

This link to Wikipedia gives an excellent explanation.  (+ info)

What is the mode of inheritance for osteogenesis imperfecta?


I'm doing a biology project and I need to know the mode of inheritance for osteogenesis imperfecta...
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Try the Wikipedia article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteogenesis_imperfecta  (+ info)

I have Osteogenasis Imperfecta and was hoping find others with same disability?


Like most O.I cases O.I is als known as Brittle Bones, so if your out say hello please.
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I have got one family with Osteogenisis Imperfacta, they are all have muscular atrophy and delayed milestone, with recurrent infection of the lungs. Bone density was reduced in all cases and many other complications.
One son he died during infancy, and another girl is always brought in ICU with pulmonary problem. Runs in their family, her wife was affected underwent hysterectomy, Gall stones etc. and died of Acute Myocardial failure after giving birth to 3 children, one is normal so far.
On analysis mother had these genes.  (+ info)

Is there any famous people who have osteogenesis imperfecta?


OI is a bone disease where bones break easily.
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American Actor Michael J. Anderson.
British Actress Julie Fernandez.
Jazz Pianist Michel Petrucciani.
British Actor Nabil Shaban.
German Actor, Writer, and Ethicist Peter Radtke .
Music Producer Simon Eric Gilbert.
Playwriter Firdaus Kanga-Parsi .
American Olympic Bronze Medalist Doug Herland.  (+ info)

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