Molar Incisor Hypomineralization

A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Katrin Bekes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Göran Koch
      Pages 3-10
    3. Karim Elhennawy, Katrin Bekes, Anton Dobsak, Stefan Tangl, Hassan Shokoohi-Tabrizi, Falk Schwendicke
      Pages 11-20
    4. Falk Schwendicke, Karim Elhennawy, Joachim Krois
      Pages 21-31
    5. David J. Manton, Felicity A. Crombie, Mihiri J. Silva
      Pages 33-44
  3. Considerations in Clinical Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Gabriela C. A. Americano, Vera M. Soviero
      Pages 59-69
    3. Marlies E. C. Elfrink, Karin L. Weerheijm
      Pages 71-85
    4. Aghareed Ghanim, Karla Gambetta-Tessini
      Pages 87-95
  4. Treatment Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Spyridon N. Papageorgiou, Hubertus van Waes
      Pages 113-125
    3. Nick N. Lygidakis, Konstantina Chatzidimitriou, Nick A. Lygidakis
      Pages 127-135
    4. Norbert Krämer, Roland Frankenberger
      Pages 137-152
    5. Christian Kirschneck, Peter Proff
      Pages 187-196
    6. Falk Schwendicke, Karim Elhennawy
      Pages 197-205

About this book


This book is a wide-ranging reference on current clinical and scientific knowledge regarding the various aspects of molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH). Background information is first presented on the structural properties of hypomineralized enamel, the prevalence of MIH, and potential etiological factors. Subsequent chapters focus on key considerations in clinical practice. Diagnostic criteria, classifications, and treatment strategies are discussed and detailed attention is devoted to potential associations between MIH and caries, the occurrence of hypomineralized primary teeth, and the knowledge and experience of dentists concerning MIH. In the last part of the book, the different treatment options are systematically presented and reviewed, covering pain control, prophylaxis and desensitization, fissure sealing, direct and indirect restorations, and extraction therapy. The cost-effectiveness of the available procedures is also considered. The book is written by acknowledged international experts in the field and will be an ideal source of up-to-date information and guidance for both dental professionals and postgraduate students.


MIH Enamel defect Hypersensitive teeth Hypomineralised teeth Dental caries

Editors and affiliations

  • Katrin Bekes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Paediatric DentistryUniversity Clinic of Dentistry, Medical University of ViennaViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-31600-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-31601-3
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