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Volume 12 , Issue 5
September/October 1997

Pages 679-685

Implant-Supported Prostheses in Patients With Sjögren’s Syndrome: A Clinical Report on Three Patients

Alan Graham Thomas Payne, BDS, MDent, FFD (SA)/John Forsyth Lownie, BDS, HDipDent, MDent, PhD/Wynand Johan Van Der Linden, BDS, MDent, FFD (SA)

PMID: 9337031

Implant-supported prostheses offer a solution to the problems experienced by edentulous patients with Sjögren’s syndrome. These patients often find it very difficult, if not impossible, to wear conventional complete dentures. Three clinical reports provide an insight into some of the difficulties involved in treating patients afflicted with this complex multifactorial disease using the Brånemark system. (INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 1997;12:679–685)

Key words: implant supported prostheses, osseointegrated implants, Sjögren’s syndrome

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