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Treatment of a Patient with Oligodontia: A Case Report

Nursel Akkaya, Arlin Kiremitçi, Ŏzden Kansu

Citation Information : Akkaya N, Kiremitçi A, Kansu Ŏ. Treatment of a Patient with Oligodontia: A Case Report. J Contemp Dent Pract 2008; 9 (3):121-127.

DOI: 10.5005/jcdp-9-3-121

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-11-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; The Author(s).



The aim of this report is to describe the management of a 16-year-old patient with oligodontia including six permanent teeth.


Oligodontia is agenesis of six teeth or more, excluding third molars. The etiology of congenital absence of teeth is believed to be involved in heredity or developmental anomalies. It can be isolated or as part of a syndrome. There are a number of options available to restore space generated by missing teeth. Dental treatment can vary depending on the severity of the disease and generally requires a multidisciplinary approach. Treatment options include orthodontic therapy, implants, adhesive techniques, and removable prostheses.


A 16-year-old male patient with oligodontia affecting six permanent teeth received conservative care that met his and his parent's expectations. The existing primary teeth were restored to resemble permanent teeth in order to achieve a favorable esthetic result using direct composite resin. The restorative treatment was provided for the psychosocial comfort of the young patient. The loss of teeth in young patients can cause esthetic, functional, and psychological problems particularly if the teeth of the anterior region are involved.


Adhesive techniques and new restorative materials represent current options in the management of the dental rehabilitation of young patients with oligodontia.


Akkaya N, Kiremitçi A, Kansu Ö. Treatment of a Patient with Oligodontia: A Case Report. J Contemp Dent Pract 2008 March; (9)3:121-127.

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