Weber, B.; Martinez, M.; Saavedra, S. & Urrutia, C
The Sjögren syndrome is a chronic autoimmune systemic disease, which main symptoms are xerophtalmia and. xerostomy. Due to the latter treatment with total conventional removable prosthesis is not well tolerated in these patients. We report a case of a female patient, 64 years old, with secondary Sjögren syndrome, treated with full arch upper denture and lower implant-retained denture. O'ring type fixings. This case show that these is not contraindication to treat a patient with this syndrome with a conventional dentures or implant support denture.
KEY WORDS: Sjögren's syndrome, removable full dentures, dental implants.
How to cite this article
WEBER, B; MARTINEZ, M.; SAAVEDRA, S. & URRUTIA, C. Sjögren syndrome and total removable prosthetic mandible implants treatment, a case report. Int. J. Odontostomat., 2(1):71-76, 2008.