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A 59-year-old male asked:

I have full inside contact of my bottom and front teeth after my molar was recently pulled by perio. dentist next week. will absolutely loose bone?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not absolutely: But your dentist will need to evaluate your bite and make sure you have adequate posterior support so all of your biting forces are distributed evenly, over your own teeth and any artificial teeth that you may have or need.
Dr. Travis Campbell
Cosmetic Dentistry 12 years experience
Possible: Bone loss typically comes from trauma, infection, or lack of use. Teeth hitting opposing bone, or mobile dentures can cause trauma and bone loss. Ask your dentist about implants or implant retained dentures to help preserve bone and function. Also ask about periodontal disease and how to prevent future problems.

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Last updated Jul 4, 2020

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