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Can you still get dentures if you have little to no solid bone left?

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. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

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


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Can you still get dentures if you have little to no jaw bone left (osteoporosis)?

Possible: Certainly possible in the upper jaw. But the lower dentures may not fit well if there is "no" jaw bone left. May want to consider dental implants. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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Can you have so little bone left that prevents you from wearing dentures?

Can you have so little bone left that prevents you from wearing dentures?

Yes: Cases with severe bone loss are usually referred to a prosthodontist. They may require implants or bone graft surgery before the dentures are fabricted, in order to achieve an acceptible result. ...Read more

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Could you have so little bone left that you can't even wear dentures anymore?

Could you have so little bone left that you can't even wear dentures anymore?

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 more

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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 more

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I can not get implants or wear dentures because of bone loss, any ideas?

I can not get implants or wear dentures because of bone loss, any ideas?

Periodontist: This is an area that is sometimes treated by a periodontist or an oral surgeon in conjunction with a restorative dentist, or prosthodontist. Ridge augmentation, implants, and crown and bridge dentistry requires a team approach. ...Read more

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Should i get dentures or get my mouth fixed if I have bone loss in my jaw and am losing teeth?

Should i get dentures or get my mouth fixed if I have bone loss in my jaw and am losing teeth?

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. ...Read more

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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?

Possibly: Sometimes the remaining bone is fine for an implant. Many times the bone has regressed and a bone graft would be required. See an oral surgeon who can with examination and x-rays determine if you need a bone graft before dental implants. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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