Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of Hypodontia – A Team Approach

Kiran Tariq                                                  BDS
Muhammad Waseem Ullah Khan              BDS, FCPS
Momina Akram                                            BDS, FCPS
Sahar Illyas                                                  BDS
Muhammad Azeem                                      BDS



Hypodontia can have an impact on speech, aesthetics, function and psycho-social behavior of individuals afflicted by the
problem. Rehabilitation of patients with hypodontia usually requires complex treatment planning, depending upon the pattern
of tooth absence, amount of residual spacing, presence of malocclusion and patient compliance. It is an interdisciplinary
intervention, involving prosthodontists, orthodontists, oral surgeons, speech pathologists and psychologists to achieve an optimal
outcome for the patient. This case report describes the close work of a committed team from orthodontic, oral surgery and
prosthodontic department of de'Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, to reach final aesthetic and functional outcomes
for an 18 year old girl with oligodontia. Her chief complaint was poor esthetics and absence of multiple anterior teeth with
unsightly spacing between remaining teeth. Orthodontic redistribution of spaces followed by fixed full arch prosthetic rehabilitation
were the goals achieved at the end of her treatment.
KEYWORDS: Oligodontia, interdisciplinary team work, prosthodontic rehabilitation, fixed restorations.
HOW TO CITE: Tariq K, Khan MWU, Akram M, Illyas S, Azeem M. Prosthodontic rehabilitation of hypodontia- A team
approach. J Pak Dent Assoc 2021;30(4):279-284.
Received: 22 October 2020, Accepted: 14 July 2021

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