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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2001 Jan-Feb;16(1):115-7.

Oral rehabilitation with osseointegrated implants in a patient with oromandibular dystonia with blepharospasm (Brueghel's syndrome): a patient history.

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Valencia University Dental School, Spain.


Oromandibular dystonia with blepharospasm (also known as Brueghel's syndrome, Meige's syndrome, or idiopathic orofacial dystonia) is characterized by intense and involuntary spasms of the orofacial muscles, with a frequent loss of teeth and occlusal alterations that worsen the dystonic manifestations and cause mucosal lesions that can lead to complete edentulism. The history of a patient with oromandibular dystonia who was rehabilitated with mandibular overdentures supported by endosteal implants is presented. Oral rehabilitation with implant-supported overdentures improved the situation, despite serious problems with instability. Mandibular overdentures supported by endosteal implants were satisfactorily used to re-establish occlusion, ensuring prosthetic stability and improving the dynamics of the masticatory muscles.

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