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Does anyone with fibro have any luck with dentures. i find them very painful. i've tried implants but most of them failed. any advice?

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Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
Dentistry 42 years experience
Try perm.soft liner: You are in a very difficult situation and i feel for you. A lot depends on quality and quantity of bone. It is unusual for implants to fail but not everyone is a candidate for implants. Sometimes a permanent soft liner inside your denture may help. If all else fails contact a prosthodontist
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Get opinion: I find it strange that you have implants fail due to fibromyalgia. I think something else may be causing the problem. I would recommend a second opinion by someone well versed in implant supported dentures!
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Majority of people have difficulty with dentures, particularly the lower ones. In fact, implants were applied specifically for lower denture wearers. Find an implant specialist with training and experience with narrow diameter implants. You may have better success with mini dental implants. Good luck and be well.
Dr. Pablo Cuevas
Prosthodontics 35 years experience
Try again: Dentures are extremely difficult for patients with fibromyalgia. The reality is that discomfort will generally increase with age. With dental implants success rates should be almost 100% in the lower arch and 90's in the upper. It is so dependent on training and experience. See a prosthodontist and oral surgeon with the highest degree of experience. They will be able to help.
Dr. Roberto Velasco
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Dental implants: Generally fibromyalgia makes it very complicated for patients to wear removable appliances, so dental implants are a very good solution. Their is no contraindication for implants and fibro, so they should be succesful, make sure you visit with a specialist that can provide with the highest level of expertise.
Dr. James Vito
Dr. James Vito commented
Prosthodontics 37 years experience
With your health concerns there are no contra indications to fibromyalgia and dental implants. You need to see some one who has advanced training in dental implants
Jun 23, 2013
Dr. Bolivar Luperon
Prosthodontics 18 years experience
Implants: Fibromyalgia is not a contraindication for dental implants. Other factors should be look at. Like smoking, uncontrolled diabetes or even surgical techniques . I will also visit a highly trained oral surgeon or a periodontist for a second opinion.
Dr. Richard Reinitz
Prosthodontics 39 years experience
Yes: If you are taking steroids these medications may Prohibit implant placement however, if this not the case then consider getting another opinion form another surgeon.

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