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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 963191, 5 pages
Case Report

Osseointegrated Supported Prosthesis and Interdisciplinary Approach for Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of a Young Patient with Ectodermal Dysplasia

1Department of Dental and Prosthetic Surgery, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. E. Borges Marg, Parel, Mumbai 400012, India
2Department of Prosthodontics, A. B. Shetty Dental College, Deralakatte, Mangalore 575018, India
3Department of Prosthodontics, Guardian College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Jambhulgaon Road, Chikhloli, Ambarnath W., Thane District 421503, India

Received 26 April 2013; Revised 5 July 2013; Accepted 19 August 2013

Academic Editor: Paul S. Casamassimo

Copyright © 2013 Karthik M. Sadashiva 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.


Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia is a triad of hypodontia or anodontia, hypotrichosis, and hypohydrosis, associated with other problems that result from the defective development of structures of ectodermal origin (Freire-Maia, Pinheiro (1988)). Early and extensive dental treatment is needed keeping in mind the effect on the craniofacial growth. Due to rapid growth of the jaws, the patients are rehabilitated using removable prostheses (Tarjan et al. (2005)). Hence for a young patient in this case report, the placement of endosseous osseointegrated implants was delayed till adulthood. Finally a definitive fixed tooth-supported and osseointegrated implant supported fixed partial denture therapy was used to rehabilitate the patient satisfactorily after she had completed her growth (Sweeney et al. (2005)). A review of the current literature relevant to several aspects of syndromic hypodontia, patient selection, and implant planning is discussed.