Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published


Oral Rehabilitation Of Patient With Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia By Increasing Vertical Dimension- A Case Report

Natasha Kale, Alok Patel, Chetan Bhat, Smita Patil


Ectodermal dysplasia is rare congenital disease that affects the ectodermal structures including teeth, nails, hair, and sweat glands. We report an unusual case of hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia in a 7 year old female patient with extraoral findings of sparse hair, scanty eyebrow and eye lashes, depressed nasal bridge, frontal bossing. Intraoral finding showed hypodontia of deciduous and permanent teeth, reduced vertical dimension and marked resorption of maxillary and mandibular alveolar ridges. Oral rehabilitation was achieved by increasing vertical dimension and later with removable acrylic prosthesis that enhances facial esthetics, masticatory function, speech and self esteem of the patient.

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