Dr. Chickey asks us:
Does anyone have any experience with Scleroderma patients and dental implant placement? Specifically can "mini or single component" dental implants be placed in order to stabilize a complete lower denture? What other surgical or prosthetic measures should be taken or avoided with Scleroderma patients during dental implant placement?
Note: Scleroderma (sclaire-row-DER-ma) is a disease that can cause thickening, hardening, or tightening of the skin, blood vessels and internal organs. Scleroderma is chronic, which means it can last a long time.