LIGHT WEIGHT DENTURES IN ECTODERMAL DYSPLASIA: A CONGLOMERATION OF TECHNIQUES
Dr. Maithilie Aggarwal, *Dr. Siddhi Tripathi, Dr. Soumya Rajdey and Dr. Vidya Iyer
Ectodermal dysplasia is a genetic disease which shows various congenital dysplasia in tissues differentiated from the ectoderm. It is characterized by triad of signs comprising sparse hair, abnormal or missing teeth and inability to sweat. Anodontia or hypodontia is the most striking dental manifestation. In severe hypodontia, there is lack of alveolar development with consequent protrusion and eversion of the lips. Symptoms are more severe in males than in females and heterozygous females are usually normal showing no symptom. The treatment for these patients is diverse and depends solely on the need and choice of the patient as they become emotionally depressed and socially awkward. Along with mental ailments the patient’s chewing efficiency and speech becomes deranged. This article illustrates step-by-step rehabilitation of a patient suffering from hypo hidrotic ectodermal dysplasia and anodontia with hollow denture in the maxillary arch and liquid supported denture in the mandibular arch.
Keywords: Ectodermal dysplasia; Hypohidrosis; Hypotrichosis; Anodontia; Flabby Ridges; Tunnel Technique.
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