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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 12 (1997), No. 5     1. Sep. 1997
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 12 (1997), No. 5  (01.09.1997)

Page 679-685

Implant-Supported Prostheses in Patients With Sjögren's Syndrome: A Clinical Report on Three Patients
Payne, Alan Graham Thomas / Lownie, John Forsyth / van der Linden, Wynand Johan
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.

Keywords: implant supported prostheses, osseointegrated implants, Sjögren's syndrome