Prosthetic management of an 11-year-old patient with hereditary ectodermal dysplasia and partial anodontia - a case report.

Department of Restorative Dentistry College of Medicine University of Lagos Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos

Objective: To illustrate the problems of partial anodontia and replacement of missing teeth and bone in patients with ectodermal dysplasia.
Method: The illustrative case is an 11year old boy with tuberculoid shaped 11, 21 and 16 as the teeth present in the upper arch with anodontia of lower arch.
Result: Upper removable partial denture and lower removable complete denture was fabricated and fitted satisfactory.
Conclusion: The psychological and social embarrassment suffered by children with ectodermal dysplasia associated with missing teeth can be greatly improved with early prosthetic rehabilitation with removable prostheses. Further management with fixed prosthesis may be undertaken as they grow older.

Key words: Ectodermal dysplasia, Prosthetic treatment

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Correspondence: Dr. P.A. Akeredolu
Department of Restorative Dentistry, College of Medicine
University of Lagos, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria