Dry 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)
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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