Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of a Patient Suffering from Ectodermal Dysplasia – A Case Report
Ectodermal dysplasia is a rare congenital disease that affects several ectodermal structures. Children with ectodermal dysplasia may have various manifestation of the disease that differ in severity and may involve teeth, skin, hair, nails, sweat glands and sebaceous glands. A 16 years Old girl reported in the department of Prosthodontics and crown bridge,with chief complain of of inability to masticate and her unesthetic appearance. She desired replacement of her missing teeth. Family history revealed similar findings in her 18-year old brother. Clinical findings and family history suggested a diagnosis of hypohydrotic ectodermal dysplasia. The present clinical report demonstrated that maxillary flexible RPDs associated with direct composite restorations, Zirconia crowns and mandibular complete denture with CEKA supported Stud attachment are a reversible, relatively inexpensive method of treatment for ectodermal dysplasia patients especially during their growth years. The esthetic, light weight, and good retentive and fracture properties of the flexible denture base materials make a good alternative to the conventional and cast partial dentures.