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Can You Still Get Dentures If You Have Little To No Solid Bone Left
Dentures: This would need to be evaluated by you dentist. There are treatment options available today for patients with severely resorbed ridges. Dental x- rays need to be taken to see just what you have.See 4 more doctor answers
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Help! Is it possible to have so little mandible bone left that you can't even wear dentures anymore?
Yes: Once the teeth are extracted, the remaining bone will atrophy over time. Ill fitting dentures will accelerate the process. There may come a point where the remaining ridge is so flat that lower dentures don't really have a place to rest comfortably. If enough bone remains underneath, dental implants may be the answer.See 2 more doctor answers
Fixed, please: There's noting like your own natural dentition. Do whatever you can, within reason, to save your teeth. Sounds like you need a good general dentist or prosthodontist to quarterback your treatment, and the services of a periodontist to deal with your bone/gum issues. It's worth the fight to save them. Don't give up.See 7 more doctor answers
If my tooth decayed very deeply to the core, would I need a bone graft in order to get a partial denture applied on top?
No: First the tooth must be extracted. Unless an unusually large amount of bone must be removed from the alveolar ridge in order to remove the tooth, your dentist can place a partial denture either immediately or after a healing period. Of course your remaining teeth would have to be healthy and capable of retaining the new partial. Consult with your dentist.See 1 more doctor answer
I had a tooth pulled out 2 years ago and have been wearing a partial denture. I can now afford a dental implant, but would there still be bone?
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.See 3 more doctor answers
Could facial sagging due to bone atrophy related to toothlessness be reversed by wearing dentures?
Unlikely: As long as you have missing teeth, the bone will "melt away" wherever there is tooth loss. Furthermore, partial dentures break your existing teeth as they are held in by metal clasps that hook around your teeth. It is just a matter of time before the teeth break. Consider dental implants.See 5 more doctor answers
I know bone grafts/augmentations are necessary for many cases of dental implants being applied, but is it the same case for dentures too?
Not Necessarily: Each patient is slightly different. Obviously bone grafting can help preserve the ridge... a good ridge will help support a denture.See 2 more doctor answers
No: My collegue is correct. Alveolar bone is that part of the jawbone that surrounds and supports the teeth. When a tooth is lost, there is no need for alveolar bone and over time, it resorbs. In addition, the pressure of dentures causes even more bone loss! so it's a double whammy!See 4 more doctor answers
Tooth #13 pulled & would now need bone build up for later implant. How long til I can wear a temporary tooth. Is this even possible? Flexy denture?
Up to surgeon: You do not want to disturb the surgical site. Three to six weeks may be needed for adequate healing. The more time the better.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Compared to full dentures, but the risk persists where the partials are.See 4 more doctor answers
Should I have to endure hours of surgery, because my dentist got dentures that didn't fit me. I had my teeth all pulled, and then when my dentures came in they were way off, my dentist wants me to undergo hours of bone surgery to make the dentures fit. I
A prosthodontist: Will give you a second opinion before you embark on any surgery.See 4 more doctor answers
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