hypocalcification


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hypocalcification

[‚hī·pō‚kal·sə·fə′kā·shən]
(medicine)
Reduction of normal amounts of mineral salts in calcified tissue.
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In cases where special optical effects are seen in the tooth such as areas of hypocalcification or areas with high opalescence, special tints or effect materials may be used to mimic the natural tooth.
Enamel defects: hypocalcification and hypoplasia: the "amoxicillin generation" display defects in enamel rod development.
In addition there may be defects in the structure of the enamel like hypocalcification that may cause dental caries.
Hypocalcification can lead to a more rapid progression of carious lesions.
Hypoplastic AI represents 60-73% of all cases, hypomaturation AI represents 20-40%, and hypocalcification AI represents 7%.
teeth having crack lines, heavy caries, large restorations, hypoplasia, hypocalcification and nonvital tooth (55) and by reducing the bond strength of ceramic brackets by adding mechanical retention (19,37) by reducing chemical retention (76) by adding a metal mesh at the base of the bracket, by reducing the base area of the brackets, by using weaker resins (76,77) by adding extra plasticizer to the resin (78), by modifying the thickness of adhesive used (79), by modifying the etching time and/or concentration of etching acid ([H.