Oral rehabilitation with removable dental prosthesis in a six-year-old patient with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia

Mariana Dalledone, Fernanda Mara de Paiva Bertoli, Ana Paula Sponchiado, Estela Maris Losso, João Armando Brancher, Juliana Feltrin de Souza


Introduction: Ectodermal dysplasia is an abnormality of the ectoderm and its derivatives, phenotypically expressed in males and genetically inherited from mothers. Objective: To report the efficacy of the prosthetics treatment of severe ectodermal dysplasia in a 6-year-old boy with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED). Case report: The boy had difficulty in speaking and eating and the condition also affected his self-esteem. Prosthetic treatments included the construction of acrylic custom trays, determination of the vertical dimension of occlusion (VDO), construction of upper and lower dentures, and palatal expansion procedure. Conclusion: Significant improvements in the patient’s stomatognathic function
and self-esteem were evident.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21726/rsbo.v1i1.385


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