Dentures and Systemic Sclerosis (SSc)

Author: Shelley Ensz. Scleroderma is highly variable. See Types of Scleroderma. Read Disclaimer

Partial Dentures by Shelley EnszDry mouth, infections, and mouth ulcers may make partial or denture wearing difficult for scleroderma patients. Schedule frequent dental cleanings. Use over the counter products for dry mouth such as gels, toothpastes, and mouthwash. Clean and soak dentures every night, and never wear them while sleeping. (Also see Scleroderma Dental Involvement, What is Scleroderma?, Types of Scleroderma, and Systemic Sclerosis)

Case Report: Prosthetic Rehabilitation on Edentulous Patients with Microstomia: About Three Cases This clinical report presents different clinical treatment options suitable to be chosen by the prosthodontic carer in the case of reduced oral aperture. PubMed, Case Rep Dent.

Case Report: Microstomia: entry made easy in no entry (with sectional tray and sectional denture). The present case displays the treatment of a patient with microstomia using modified impression tray design and maxillary split denture. PubMed, BMJ Case Rep,

Case Report: Facilitation of Prosthetic Rehabilitation in Scleroderma. Dental management of scleroderma patients is difficult and complicated because of compromised intraoral access. PubMed, Int J Prosthodont.

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