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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
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 moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 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?
Could facial sagging due to bone atrophy related to toothlessness be reversed by wearing dentures?
Need a full denture for my bottom teeth but can't afford a lot and the bone is gone. What can I do?
Sorry to hear that: Wearing a lower prosthesis is the most difficult thing to do. You must mentally be ready and physically work at adapting to wearing a lower denture. It won't be easy but can be done with hard work and practice. Think positively and good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 5 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! ...Read moreSee 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
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