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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 872476, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/872476
Case Report

Aesthetic Rehabilitation of Oligodontia in Primary Dentition with Adhesive Partial Denture

1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Araraquara Dental School, State University of Sao Paulo, Araraquara, SP, R Humaitá 1680, 14801-903 Araraquara, SP, Brazil
2Department of Diagnosis and Surgery, Araraquara Dental School, State University of Sao Paulo, Araraquara, SP, R Humaitá 1680, 14801-903 Araraquara, SP, Brazil
3Department of Physiology and Pathology, Araraquara Dental School, State University of Sao Paulo, Araraquara, SP, R Humaitá 1680, 14801-903 Araraquara, SP, Brazil

Received 16 August 2013; Accepted 25 September 2013

Academic Editors: C. Ledesma-Montes, D. Ram, and M. W. Roberts

Copyright © 2013 Marília Ferreira Correia 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.

Abstract

The primary teeth are essential for bone development and establishment of the arches on occlusion. Thus, the congenitally absence of teeth may trigger a shift in the balance of the occlusion, promoting disharmony in the structures of the maxilla-mandibular system. However, some interventions are possible to be performed in these cases even in pediatric patients, to redirect growth, preventing growth deviations and reestablishing the aesthetic. The aim of this paper is to report the treatment of a 4-year-old child presenting congenitally absence of mandibular central and lateral incisors and maxilla lateral incisors, which consequently compromises aesthetics, occlusal function, and the development and the functional growth of the bones. The oral rehabilitation was performed with an adhesive partial denture, which was able to restore the aesthetic and the occlusal function, therefore being a viable alternative in the treatment of this patient of little age.