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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 489769, 5 pages
Case Report

Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of Hereditary Ectodermal Dysplasia in an 11-Year-Old Patient with Flexible Denture: A Case Report

1Department of Prosthodontics, Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad 121004, India
2Department of Prosthodontics, Rungta College of Dental Sciences and Research, Kohka-Kurud Road, Kurud, Bhilai 490024, India
3Department of Prosthodontics, Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai 400008, India
4Department of Prosthodontics, YMT Dental College, Navi Mumbai 410210, India
5Department of Prosthodontics, D.A.V. Dental College, Solan 173212, India

Received 22 October 2012; Accepted 10 December 2012

Academic Editors: D. Cogulu, J. C. de la Macorra, A. Milosevic, and A. Scribante

Copyright © 2012 Neha Jain et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Hereditary ectodermal dysplasia 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. The options for a definitive treatment plan include fixed, removable or implant-supported prostheses, singly or in combination. This clinical report describes the prosthetic rehabilitation of an 11-year-old boy with hereditary ectodermal dysplasia. Maxillary flexible removable partial denture and mandibular conventional complete denture were fabricated to establish an acceptable masticatory function, speech, and esthetics for the patient.