Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) is a rare group of inherited disorders characterized by aplasia or dysplasia of two or more tissues of ectodermal origin, such as hair, nails, teeth, and skin. The dental characteristics of this syndrome include anodontia or hypodontia of the primary and/or permanent teeth, hypoplastic conical teeth, and underdevelopment of the alveolar ridges. Patients with ED have psychosocial issues due to the orofacial manifestations; therefore, restoring appearance and function is more challenging than usual. The options for a definitive treatment plan include removable, fixed, or implant-supported prostheses, single or in combination. This clinical report describes the prosthetic rehabilitation of a patient having ED.
Keywords: Anodontia, Ectodermal dysplasia, Flexible denture.
How to cite this article: Nadgere JB, Parmar BA, Ram SM, Shah NP. Prosthetic Rehabilitation of a Patient with Ectodermal Dysplasia. J Contemp Dent 2016;6(3):214-219.
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