Early Stage Scleroderma: any experience with implants?

I have a patient that has early stage of Scleroderma and doesn’t take medications for it yet. Just took steroids for 2 weeks about 6 months ago. Can we extract and place an implant placement on this patient? Does anyone have experience with patients with Scleroderma and implants?
Any feedback will be appreciated.



3 thoughts on: Early Stage Scleroderma: any experience with implants?

  1. Benjamin Baptist says:

    Yes, can work out well, though limited cases in the literature for singles and doubles…mostly just denture stabilization. I published an article a few years back as a case report: fixed implant supported rehabilitation of the partially edentulous posterior maxillary in a patient with systemic scleroderma:a case report. Implant Dentistry. Vol 25, no.1, pg 155-159. Feb. 2016

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