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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)

The Eastflex Bridge is a new type of bridge which is minimally invasive, and suitable for those with special medical conditions.

Sectional Impression Tray and Sectional Denture for a Microstomia Patient. A sectional denture that provides ease in placement and removal can be successfully used in clinical practice for treatment of microstomia patients. SS Kolvenkar. J Prosthodont 2009 Nov 4.

Fabricating sectional-collapsible complete dentures for an edentulous patient with microstomia induced by scleroderma. Sectional-collapsible maxillary and sectional mandibular complete dentures were fabricated by means of sectional trays. With the use of palatal midline hinge and stud attachments, the sectional dentures were successfully and easily inserted and removed. PubMed, Quintessence Int. 2007 Jan;38(1):15-22.

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