Prosthetic and surgical rehabilitation of a cleidocranial dysplasia patient with magnet-retained overlay removable partial dentures
A 3-year follow-up
Cleidocranial dysplasia is an autosomal dominant inherited condition consisting of a generalized skeletal disorder, characterized by clavicular aplasia (deficient formation of the clavicles), delayed and imperfect ossification of the cranium, moderately short stature, and a variety of other skeletal abnormalities. Associated dental signs are present in 93.5 % patients and include failure of tooth eruption with multiple supernumerary teeth, dilaceration of roots, crown germination, microdontia, high arched palate, midface hypoplasia, and high gonial angle. The present case report describes the treatment of a patient with cleidocranial dysplasia. An interdisciplinary approach of prosthodontics and oral surgery was used. Exfoliation of the patient’s deciduous teeth and failure of permanent anterior tooth eruption caused emotional, social, and self-esteem issues in the patient. The use of magnetic-retained overlay removable partial denture prostheses is described.