Orthodontic and prosthodontic treatment of ectodermal dysplasia - a case report

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Yenisey M., Guler A., Unal U.

BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL, vol.196, no.11, pp.677-679, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 196 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4811344
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.677-679
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


In addition to its other symptoms, ectodermal dysplasia causes anodontia and hypodontia intraorally. Partial or total anodontia results in some loss of function, such as chewing, and affects aesthetics. Prosthodontic rehabilitation can be accomplished with fixed, overdenture, complete, or implant-retained prostheses. For rehabilitation, it is crucial to know the age, number and condition of present teeth, and the state of growth of the patient. A 10-year-old male patient who visited our clinic was treated by a multi-disciplinary team of surgeons, orthodontists, and prosthodontists. An overdenture was planned, and an implant-supported prosthesis was considered for when the patient had finished growing. A clasp retained over the denture was planned for prosthetic rehabilitation after considering his growth and the number and condition of his present teeth.