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Can You Still Get Dentures If You Have Little To No Solid Bone Left
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
Yes: The more bone loss one has the harder it is to wear a denture. That is why keeping your teeth healthy is so important. If teeth are lost placing implants will keep the bone level from receeding. There is a point when dentures cannot be worn. So keep healthy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sure: Partial removable dentures are one of the options to replace missing teeth. The best option are dental implants, to either support a removable partial denture, or better yet just individually replace your missing back teeth. A partial denture is a good option but has some significant draw backs compared to implants. Consult with your dentist to see the options specific for you. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What do you recommend if I had to get repeat x-rays every week to make sure the bone remained 'non-displaced'. it did remain may not be able to get the walking boot just yet?
I'm getting three teeth pulled and bone grafts,not sure if I will get implants. May get a partial,should I still have grafts and if I do ,do they last?
Treatment Plan: Your dentist should discuss all of your options and you should both determine a solid treatment plan that reflects your restorative desires and fits your budget. Grafting helps preserve the bone height and ridge with, but without implants the ridge will resorb over time. ...Read more
What to do if I am having a bridge to replace a missing tooth and have been, does anyone know if this will make the bridge weaker?
Implant: Dental implant, regardless of age, is a better overall choice than a bridge to replace a lost tooth. Bridgework involves grinding at least two adjacent teeth to support the missing tooth replacement where an implant actually replaces the missing tooth without involving adjacent teeth. Studies are showing longer lasting success with implants compared to bridgework. ...Read more
What to do if i'm just wondering, have you had a few mammograms, and if so did any small calcifications grow?
What do you suggest if I have a tooth post in my mouth and since the MRI is magnetic i wasn't sure if that will effect it or not ?
Ok: It should not be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can i get away with not having my wisdom teeth removed? I have two wisdom teeth that have never erupted that my dentist says i need to have removed. They're not causing my any pain or problems, and they've been there for some time. Will i be fine if i don
Doctor's advice: Why avoid the dentist's advice? Impacted wisdom teeth do not have to cause pain or "problems" that you would notice. They may be creating destruction of other teeth, may have cavities, may contribute to gum disease, etc. And you aren't aware of it. Get a second opinion for peace of mind or get them out. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What to do if I have a tooth post in my mouth and since the MRI is magnetic I wasn't sure if that will effect it or not ?
I currently have braces on, is it possible to re-fill a tooth if you are experiencing pain with the braces still on?
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