Rachana Shah1, Sujal Shah2
1 Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 The Smile Makers Dental Clinic, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Dental abnormalities associated with ectodermal dysplasia (ED) cause severe functional, esthetic and psychological problems. This case report describes treatment of a patient with hypohidrotic (Christ-Siemens -Touraine syndrome) ED. Patient was rehabilitated with the use of endosseous implants in mandible following an orthodontic treatment to bring the impacted maxillary canine in the arch. This procedure aided in the preservation of the surrounding bone and retention of the prosthesis. A tooth supported fixed partial denture (FPD) was fabricated for the maxillary arch and three separate (two all-tooth and one all-implant supported) FPDs were fabricated for the mandibular arch. Fixed prostheses boosted the self-esteem of this patient.
Keywords: Ectodermal dysplasia, endosseous implants, fixed partial denture