Is Full Mouth Rehabilitation for Ectodermal Dysplasia Right For You?
Ectodermal Dysplasias (ED) are described as “heritable conditions in which there are
abnormalities of two or more ectodermal structures,
such as the hair, teeth, nails, sweat
glands, cranial-facial structure, digits and other
parts of the body. Children born with
conditions which result in multiple missing teeth or total anodontia need early intervention to
improve function and esthetics of their oral cavity.
Abnormalities in the development of tooth buds
frequently result in congenitally absent
teeth or in the growth of teeth that are peg-shaped
or pointed; the enamel may also be
defective. Cosmetic dental treatment is almost always necessary and children may need
dentures as early as two years of age. Multiple denture replacements are often needed as
the child grows, and dental implants may be an option in adolescence. In other cases, teeth
can be crowned or orthodontic treatment may be necessary.
About Our Ectodermal Dysplasias' Experts
Dr. Courey and his team have successfully restored the smiles of many people who live
with Ectodermal Dysplasias. Denture fabrication and
esthetic bonding are done for
preschoolers. Continuous follow-up care and prosthetic replacement allows for functional
dentitions and esthetic smiles throughout the growing years. Because the dental treatment is
complex, Dr. Courey uses a multi-disciplinary approach to successfully treat children and
adults with Ectodermal Dysplasias, providing them with functional and beautiful smiles that
enhance their lives.
Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey (SDNJ) is one of the few practices in Manalapan, NJ able to provide ectodermal dysplasia treatment.
Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey sees patients from the areas of Freehold, Old Bridge, Morganville, Marlboro, East Brunswick, North Brunswick, Middlesex County, and Monmouth County, New Jersey and beyond.