Dentures for Children

Dentures for Children

Children often require complex prosthodontics rehabilitation due to trauma or the presence of a range of dental anomalies. A multidiscplinary approach to the management of conditions is essential. Appropriate treatment is often difficult due to issues of age, behaviour management, a transitioning dentition and a lack of experience in managing, often quite rare conditions.

Many of the conditions are unique and uncommon, and management is often anecdotal. However an understanding of growth and development is important in allowing the formulation of a treatment plan that is appropriate for a child at any age. The dental practitioner should know the management of traumatic tooth loss, the congenital absence of teeth and the management of disorders of enamel and dentin, involvement of clinicians in other disciplines and the development of long term treatment planning.

Dentures improve self-confidence of anodontia patients.

Dentures improve self-confidence of anodontia patients.

Reference
Prosthetics for Children by Dr. Angus Cameron, BDS, MDSc FDSRCS(Eng), FRACDS, FADI, FICD

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