An alternative restorative method for regional odontodysplasia: case report.

Academic Article


  • A 5-year-old Caucasian male presented with early loss of multiple deciduous teeth. All the characteristics were consistent with the diagnosis of regional odontodysplasia (ROD). Significant initial findings included premature loss of multiple primary mandibular teeth and some malformed permanent teeth. The affected teeth showed hypoplastic enamel and dentin, short roots, and wide pulp chambers, and were localized in the mandibular dentition. Treatment objectives for this patient were to provide improved esthetics, restored chewing function, and space maintenance by the construction of a temporary prosthetic restoration. However, with limited tooth support and an unusual occlusal pattern, it is difficult to obtain satisfactory retention and esthetics with traditional prosthetic techniques. In this article we introduce an alternative method for fabricating a custom removable denture and discuss the prognosis of the malformed permanent dentition and further treatment plan.
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  • Child, Preschool, Dental Enamel Hypoplasia, Dental Pulp Cavity, Dental Restoration, Permanent, Dentin, Denture Bases, Denture Design, Denture Retention, Denture, Partial, Temporary, Esthetics, Dental, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Mandible, Mastication, Odontodysplasia, Patient Care Planning, Patient Satisfaction, Prognosis, Space Maintenance, Orthodontic, Tooth Exfoliation, Tooth Root, Tooth, Deciduous
  • Pubmed Id

  • 8607246
  • Author List

  • Yuan SH; Liu PR; Childers NK
  • Start Page

  • 421
  • End Page

  • 424
  • Volume

  • 19
  • Issue

  • 6