Mini-implants: Alternative for Oral Rehabilitation of a Child with Ectodermal Dysplasia


Ectodermal dysplasia is a rare congenital disease that affects several structures of ectodermal origin.

The most commonly related oral characteristics are hypodontia, malformed teeth and underdeveloped alveolar ridges.

New alternative treatments are needed due to the failure of the conventional prosthesis retention. This case report outlines the oral rehabilitation treatment of a 9-year-old girl with ectodermal dysplasia.

The treatment was performed with conventional prosthesis upon mini-implants. The mini-implants provided prosthetic retention.

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The patient reported a good adaptation of the dental prosthesis and satisfaction with the treatment. The increased self-esteem improved the socialization skills of the girl.

In this case report, use of prosthesis with mini-implants was satisfactory for prosthetic retention.

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Brazilian Dental Journal
Bianca Zeponi Fernandes Mello / Thiago Cruvinel Silva / Daniela Rios / Maria Aparecida Andrade Moreira Machado / Fabrício Pinelli Valarelli / Thais Marchini Oliveira




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