Oral features and computerized rehabilitation of a young patient with CHARGE syndrome using minimally invasive long-term interim CAD-CAM restorations

J Prosthet Dent. 2017 Apr;117(4):453-458. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2016.07.030. Epub 2016 Oct 27.


Patients with CHARGE syndrome (where CHARGE stands for coloboma of the iris or retina, heart defects or cardiac malformations, atresia/stenosis of the choanae, retardation of growth and development, genital anomalies, and ear abnormalities) present several orofacial anomalies. Their treatment depends on the specific type of manifestation. To perform the complex oral rehabilitation and achieve a conservative, esthetic, and functional exploration of the definitive treatment goal, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) polymers can be used as long-term interim restorations. This article reports the treatment of a young patient with CHARGE syndrome combined with oral alterations. CAD-CAM polymers offer an intermediate treatment with satisfying esthetics and function at low biological cost until bone growth is completed. This period facilitates additional planning for the definitive restoration.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • CHARGE Syndrome / surgery*
  • Computer-Aided Design*
  • Dental Prosthesis Design / methods*
  • Dental Veneers
  • Denture, Partial, Fixed
  • Esthetics, Dental
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mouth Rehabilitation / methods*