Fixed rehabilitation of a patient with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia using zygomatic implants

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2004 Aug;98(2):161-5. doi: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2003.12.043.


We found few references in the dental literature on implant rehabilitation of patients with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia and only 1 case on zygomatic fixations and maxillary prosthesis in a patient with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. Two zygomatic fixations were placed according to the sinus slot technique, together with 3 implants in the anterior maxillary region. After 6 months, an upper complete prosthesis was screwed onto the implants, and lower overdentures were placed over the remnant canines. After 18 months of follow-up the patient reported important improvement in oral function and self-esteem.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous* / methods
  • Dental Implants*
  • Denture Retention
  • Denture, Complete, Lower
  • Denture, Complete, Upper
  • Denture, Overlay
  • Ectodermal Dysplasia / complications*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Maxilla / surgery*
  • Zygoma / surgery*


  • Dental Implants