Fixed Implant Supported Rehabilitation of Partially Edentulous Posterior Maxilla in a Patient With Systemic Scleroderma: A Case Report.

@article{Baptist2016FixedIS,
  title={Fixed Implant Supported Rehabilitation of Partially Edentulous Posterior Maxilla in a Patient With Systemic Scleroderma: A Case Report.},
  author={Benjamin A Baptist},
  journal={Implant dentistry},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={
          155-9
        }
}
Systemic Scleroderma (SSc) is an autoimmune disease that affects connective tissue, resulting in hardening skin, reduced vascular perfusion, gingival fibrosis, enlarged periodontal ligament, xerostomia, and trigeminal neuralgia. Secondary effects, including reduced oral opening and reduced manual dexterity may exacerbate the primary effects. Severe bone loss and premature tooth loss are common eventualities of SSc. Removable prosthetics can be a tedious option for these patients as the… CONTINUE READING
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