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What is Anodontia?

3 Treatment for Absence of All Teeth

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Anodontia refers to the absence of all permanent or primary teeth.

Anodontia is caused by a genetic mutation, that is, a change in the formation of a particular gene.

This mutation is the same one that gives rise to a condition called ectodermal dysplasia.

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How and when is anodontia detected?

When a child is in pre-adolescence and has not started dental replacement, that is, when no permanent teeth have yet erupted.

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Why is it important to have teeth?

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The teeth grind food before it is swallowed. This process is essential for good digestion, since for the stomach and intestines to function properly.

● When a baby is over one year old and has not developed any teeth. ● When a child is in pre-adolescence and has not started dental replacement, that is, when no permanent teeth have yet erupted.

What is the treatment for anodontia?

Dental implantsFull dentures supported on dental implantsTotal dentures supported on the gums