Growth analysis of a patient with ectodermal dysplasia treated with endosseous implants: 6-year follow-up

Alcan T., Basa S., Kargul B.

JOURNAL OF ORAL REHABILITATION, cilt.33, sa.3, ss.175-182, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1365-2842.2005.01566.
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.175-182


The purpose of this article is to report the clinical course and 6-year follow-up of a child with ectodermal dysplasia who was treated with implants surgery very early. This article reports placement of mandibular endosseous implants in a 4-year-old patient with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia and oligodontia. This congenital anomaly does not appear to retard healing and the osseointegration remains after 6 years and 3 months of loading. Mandibular and maxillary skeletal growth and development was normal. However, because of lack of alveolar growth, in time, patient's vertical growth pattern changed to low angle. This could be corrected by changing the vertical heights of the abutment and prosthesis. As a result, in ectodermal dysplasias cases with anadontia, early implant placement and fixed prosthesis could be a good multidisciplinary treatment option for poor cooperative child.