Removable Partial Dentures vs Overdentures in Children with Ectodermal Dysplasia: Two Case Reports

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Springer Publishing Company

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European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry

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ISSN: 1818-6300


Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) represents a disorder group characterised by abnormal development of the ectodermal derivatives. Removable partial dentures (RPD), complete dentures (CD) or overdentures (OD) are most often the treatment of choice for young affected patients. Prosthetic intervention is of utmost importance in the management of ED patients, as it resolves problems associated with functional, aesthetic, and psychological issues, and improves a patient’s quality of life. However, few studies present the principles and guidelines that can assist in the decision-making process of the most appropriate removable prosthesis. The purpose of this study was to suggest a simple treatment decision-making algorithm for selecting an effective and individualised rehabilitative treatment plan, considering different parameters.


European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry, Vol. 17, No. 3 (June 2016): pg 205-210. DOI