Ectodermal Dysplasia Dental Implant Treatment

Ectodermal Dysplasia: An 11-Year Follow-up of Siblings With 2 Implant Treatment Approaches


Vicki C. Petropoulos, DMD, MS, Thomas J. Balshi, DDS, PhD, Glenn J. Wolfinger, DMD,
and Stephen F. Balshi, MBE

Implant Dentistry, Volume 23, No. 4 2014 387-393


PURPOSE: To describe 2 different treatment approaches for a 20-year-old Caucasian man and his 22-year-old sister who were affected by ectodermaldysplasia (ED) and compromised maxillary bone.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sister had a history of an iliac crest transplant with 6 implants placed in the maxillary and mandibular arches, 6 years before complications. It was necessary to debride the right sinus, remove the failing infected bone graft and 2 implants. Her brother presented with missing teeth, few remaining deciduous teeth, and wearing all-acrylic resin temporary partials in both the maxillary and mandibular arches.

RESULTS: Zygomatic and pterygomaxillary implants were used to rehabilitate the brother with a screw-retained fixed prostheses. His sister had 6 new maxillary implants. Both siblings’ mandibular arches were restored with screw-retained implant-supported prostheses.

CONCLUSION: Although these siblings affected with ED had different treatment approaches, they both eventually obtained successful outcomes. The brother’s treatment was expedited. Both siblings have been followed for a period of 11 years, and all postoperative evaluations have been uneventful.

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