Edition V06N03 | Year 2012 | Editorial Caso Clínico | Pages 44 to 51
Ectodermal dysplasia is a genetic disorder associated with dental anomalies that severely affect function, aesthetics and quality of life. Patients with ectodermal dysplasia often have complete or partial anodontia, which affects normal jaw development. Dental implants have increasingly been used for the rehabilitation of these patients because their disease severity reduces treatment options. This report describes the pre- and postoperative quality of life of a 55-year old woman with ectodermal dysplasia that presented with hypodontia and severe atrophy of the jaws. She was treated with dental implants for immediate functional loading using the Novum® protocol for the mandible and the All-on-4® hybrid technique in the maxilla, together with zygomatic implants and 3 conventional implants. The patient was followed up for 5 years.
Fernandes KLB, Duarte LR, Francischone CE, Maior BS. Assessment of life quality of a patient with ectodermal dysplasia rehabilitated with osseointegrated implants: 5 years clinical and radiographic follow-up. Dental Press Implantol. 2012 July-Sept;6(3):44-51.