Aplicação de resinas compostas em situações de severo envolvimento estético
: a propósito de um caso clínico

  • Teresa Maria Sousa Loureiro (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The condition known as hypodontia is a rare anomaly of teeth development characterized by the absence of teeth, with functional and aesthetic relevance. Most often affects Caucasians and permanent teeth. Its etiology remains to fully understand and may result from environmental factors or genetic disorders. The presentation may be isolated or part of a syndrome. Current treatment may involve use of dentures, dental implants, orthodontic correction and direct aesthetic restoration. The purpose of this thesis is to present a literature review on direct restoring techniques of modern Dentistry: it is presented a clinical case of severe non syndromic oligodontia undergone successful treatment of direct aesthetic restoration with adhesive techniques of contemporary Operative Dentistry. A Discussion of the case emphatises the operative dentistry treatment of application of composites and it was based on a non systematic literature review, about hypodontia. Given the traditional prosthetic-orthodontic approach it is presented a clinical case of hypodontia with high aesthetic commitment that demonstrates the same degree of success with the use of therapeutic direct adhesive restoration techniques of Modern Operative Dentistry.
Date of Award17 Sept 2012
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJorge Leitão (Supervisor) & Vânia Barros (Co-Supervisor)


  • Hypodontia
  • Dental restorative treatment
  • Operative dentistry


  • Mestrado em Medicina Dentária

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