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VOLUME 11 , ISSUE 4 ( October-December, 2021 ) > List of Articles


Implant-supported Collapsible Overdenture for Scleroderma Patients

Sheen S Mehta, Dushyant Soni, Swathi K Sharma, Tondon D Athokpam

Keywords : Complete denture, Dental implants, Denture base, Esthetics, Impression techniques, Mandibular overdenture

Citation Information : Mehta SS, Soni D, Sharma SK, Athokpam TD. Implant-supported Collapsible Overdenture for Scleroderma Patients. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2021; 11 (4):202-205.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1335

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 04-04-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Tightening of the skin around the oral aperture causes the mouth opening to become limited in scleroderma patients. The limited oral opening can make prosthetic treatment challenging. A lady patient, 28 years of age, reported with a complaint of pain in relation to upper teeth and difficulty in chewing food. She gave a history of being diagnosed with scleroderma 3 years back and desired a suitable prosthesis for restoring her function and esthetics. This clinical paper presents the prosthodontic management of a highly resorbed edentulous mandible of a patient with restricted mouth opening by an implant-supported collapsible overdenture.

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