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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 16 (2001), No. 3     15. June 2001
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 16 (2001), No. 3  (15.06.2001)

Page 433-435


Oral Rehabilitation Using Osseointegrated Implants in a Patient with Idiopathic Torsion Dystonia
Peñarrocha, Miguel / Sanchis, Jose Maria / Rambla, Javier / Guarinos, Juan
Idiopathic torsion dystonia is a motor syndrome characterized by dystonic movements and postures in the absence of other neurologic deficits. The condition involves prolonged spasms of muscle contraction that distort the body into typical postures. Such distortions involving the head and the neck make conventional denture use in edentulous patients very difficult. The present paper reports on a patient with idiopathic torsion dystonia who was treated with a mandibular overdenture supported by endosteal implants, which enabled the establishment of a stable occlusion and improved the dynamics of the masticatory muscles for chewing.