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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Fixed prosthodontic rehabilitation for an adolescent patient with ectodermal dysplasia using a fully digital workflow: Two-year follow-up

Published:December 26, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2022.10.016

      Abstract

      Ectodermal dysplasia is a rare genetic disorder characterized by congenital abnormalities of tissues and structures of ectodermal origin, such as the hair, nails, skin, sweat glands, and teeth. Common dental characteristics include retained primary teeth, conical shaped incisors and canines, and hypodontia or oligodontia. Early prosthodontic intervention of young patients diagnosed with ectodermal dysplasia is essential as symptoms can have substantial esthetic, functional, and psychosocial impacts. This clinical report describes the fixed prosthodontic treatment of an adolescent patient with ectodermal dysplasia by using a fully digital workflow. Digital workflows streamlined the treatment process and allowed for esthetic, functional, and psychological improvements in an efficient manner.
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