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Article: Volume 41 Number 10 Page 891 - December 2014

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  Dent Update 2014; 41: 891-898

Restorative dentistry:  Hypodontia: Aesthetics and Function Part 2: Management

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Abstract: Patients with hypodontia present clinical challenges in relation to function and aesthetics. In this two part series we will explore the clinical features of hypodontia (part 1) and will move on to discuss the interdisciplinary management of hypodontia (part 2).

Clinical relevance: Hypodontia can cause functional and aesthetical concerns. This paper discusses the interdisciplinary management of hypodontia.

Author notes: Richard Holliday, ACF/StR in Restorative Dentistry, BDS(Hons), MFDS RCS(Ed), Nichola Lush, FTTA in Paediatric Dentistry, BDS MFDS, MClinDent MPaed, Jonathan Chapple, Consultant in Orthodontics, BDS, MFDS, MSc, MOrth, FDS(Orth), Francis Nohl, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, MBBS BDS, MSc, FDS RCS, MRD RCS DDS and Ben Cole, Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, BDS, MSc, FDS RCS, MPaed Dent RCS, FPaed RCS, Newcastle Dental Hospital, Richardson Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE2 4AZ, UK.

Objective: To understand the clinical implications of hypodontia, be aware of management strategies and know when to refer patients.