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A 41-year-old member asked:

i can no longer wear dentures because of bone loss. are there any solutions to my problem?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
See a dentist: This is not an orthopaedic problem but a dental problem. It could be caused by taking some bone preserving drugs as fosimax. Talk to you dentist.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Depends: We need to know why you have the bone loss and why you can not wear dentures. Is the bone loss general or localized? Why does you dentist says you can't wear the dentures. Your dentist needs to help you with the answers to your question. If it is general bone loss that suggests osteoporosis and there are treatments for that. Once that is clarified with a DXA (bone density) test then rx.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
See a specialist: See a prosthodontist and their team oral surgeon. Newer techniques are available. Go to www.Dentalimplants-usa.Com for more info. There is hope -- especially at your young age.
Dr. James Vito
Prosthodontics 37 years experience
Dental implants: Should be baluster for dental implants to secure your denture.

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