Nowadays there is an increased need to identify genetic polimorphisms, the underlying genetic factors of hypodontia. This article aims to describe the genetic components of hypodontia, the most frequent congenital tooth development disorder, as well as its interdisciplinary treatment. Congenitally missing teeth may cause serious emotional and physical problems particularly during adolescence. To prevent this, the early diagnosis and the development of definitive treatment plan are vital. In this work the interdisciplinary management involving a dental team plays a crucial role. The most important first step in hypodontia management is to decide whether to apply space closure or space opening when making room for fixed restorations and implants.
|Translated title of the contribution||Treatment options of missing teeth resulting from hypodontia. Literature overview I|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2010|
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