International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2019, Vol. 5 Issue 4, Part B
Labiocervical groove: A rare developmental defect of the enamel: A case report
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Shruti Subhash Shah, Dr. Pratik Kumar Lahiri, Dr. Sunita Agarwalla and Dr. Gautam Kumar Kundu
ABSTRACT:Dental enamel, the hardest tissue in the body, is formed during only a certain period of the tooth development and once formed enamel cannot be replaced. Brin I, Ben Bassat Y in the year 1989 determined the presence of labiocervical groove-a developmental defect of enamel on the surface of the maxillary central incisors.The present case report describes a labiocervical groove that was reported in a 12 year old female on her right permanent central incisor, with the chief complaint of the patient and her parents being, the unaesthetic appearance of the tooth cause of the presence of 2 brown notches since the eruption of the tooth. Apart from the appearance, no other discomfort was experienced by the patient. An indirect porcelain lamínate veneer was planned, fabricated and cemented onto the tooth after eliminating the defect, which helped in the upliftment of the patient’s esthetics and self esteem.
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Dr. Shruti Subhash Shah, Dr. Pratik Kumar Lahiri, Dr. Sunita Agarwalla, Dr. Gautam Kumar Kundu. Labiocervical groove: A rare developmental defect of the enamel: A case report. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(4):112-115.