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Quintessence Int 47 (2016), No. 6     23. May 2016
Quintessence Int 47 (2016), No. 6  (23.05.2016)

Page 515-524, doi:10.3290/j.qi.a36009, PubMed:27092358

Challenges in implant-supported dental treatment in patients with Sjogren's syndrome: A case report and literature review
Chochlidakis, Konstantinos / Ercoli, Carlo / Elad, Sharon
Sjogren's syndrome (SS) is a systemic autoimmune disease that has several oral manifestations, with reduced salivary flow being the most prevalent. As a result of the dry mouth and irritated oral tissues, dental treatment may be challenging. In particular, a patient's satisfaction with removable prosthesis may be limited. This case report and the literature review discuss the feasibility of implant-supported dental prostheses. The clinical and functional advantages provided by implant prostheses might outweigh the slightly lower overall implant success rate in SS patients. The impacts of SS on dental treatment are summarized in this review.

Keywords: dental implant, dry mouth, oral, prosthesis, rehabilitation, Sjogren's syndrome