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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 64-66

A simplified prosthodontic approach for a nonsyndromic oligodontia patient

1 Department of Prosthodontics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Oliganti Swetha Hima Bindu
Department of Prosthodontics, SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences, Takellapadu, Guntur
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.108520

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The term 'Hypodontia' refers to the developmental absence of one or more teeth, either in primary or permanent dentition, excluding the third molars. It is the most common craniofacial malformation. If six or more permanent teeth are missing, the term 'Oligodontia' is used. Oligodontia creates significant challenges to the clinicians in both diagnosis and management. Comprehensive management often requires a multidisciplinary approach. The ability to address this condition during the early stages of the dentition maximizes the potential for a treatment with functional, esthetic, and stable results. This case report presents prosthodontic management of a case of nonsyndromic Oligodontia of a 15-year-old female patient. Apart from the condition of Oligodontia, the age and compliance of the patient posed a greater difficulty during the treatment procedures. The management was possible only through multidisciplinary approach, which included oral surgery, restorative and prosthodontic specialties.

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