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Dentures Bone Loss
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
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
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 more
Yes: Compared to full dentures, but the risk persists where the partials are. ...Read more
If a person wears partial dentures but keeps some of their natural teeth, does this mean bone loss and sagging of the jawbone won't be as pronounced?
Dentures & Bone: Bone will still be lost where the teeth were extracted. Without stimulus, the bone will atrophy. Having partials will help prevent the collapse of the vertical dimension which might be what you are asking. Nothing as good as your own teeth, the next best thing is implants. ...Read more
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
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
Could facial sagging due to bone atrophy related to toothlessness be reversed by wearing dentures?
Somewhat: Wearing dentures will fill in some of the lost bony structure and return the vertical dimension, giving the patient a more youthful appearance. It's not quite plastic surgery, but it certainly helps. ...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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
About how long does it take for 2 molar teeth that will be pulled and bone grafted til one can wear a 2 unit removable partial denture?
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. ...Read more
In general, can a dentist make a removable 2 unit partial denture that will not rest squarely on 2 bone grafted gum areas that are pre-implants?
In General,: A partial denture may rest on the teeth, the gums or both. Your dentist will tell you if (S)he can make one for you that meets your description. Normally a completely tooth borne partial denture is a bad idea as it can adversely affect the anchor teeth, but perhaps it would be ok as a temporary measure. ...Read more
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?
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 more
I have (or had) a bad tooth that wasn't extracted for years now. Would I need a bone graft on the spot in order to apply a partial denture?
No: For a denture, not mandatory.Get a more detailed 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?
Dental: Is there a temporary denture (need it) for all 3 furthest back molars for 3 months until bone graft hardens in preparation for 3 implants?
No: I would strongly recommend that you leave the area of the bone graft alone, especially with there being no cosmetic issues. The pressure the temporary denture would put on the graft site during function (transmucosal loading) will compromise the graft's success. The long term goal should be to maximize the success of your long term treatment. ...Read more
Generally, if my 2 adult front teeth were extracted and bone grafted, about how long til I can maybe wear a removable partial denture before implants?
Tooth #2 just pulled by perio. No wisdom. Could not bone graft for implant due to missing bone buccal side. What to do? Denture appliance? Please help
2nd opinion: See the oral surgeon. Often different kinds of grafting can be done. Yes, without the buccal bone, it can be difficult, but maybe not impossible. Also, not so easy or inexpensive. You may do just fine without the 2nd molar in that area, depending on the condition and position of the rest of your teeth. You likely will not wear a removable partial denture for one tooth. ...Read more
Need rest of teeth pulled & bone ground fir dentures trouble with being numb. Want to be asleep when they do it. Worth the extra money 4 no stress?
Absolutely: Conscious sedation can be a wonderful thing for this type of treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Varies: Bone loss features can vary. People may be asymptomatic to painful if associated with bone fractures. Bone mineral density (bmd) testing looks at bone quantitative amount. It does not determine bone quality. The quantity and quality of bone determine strength. Bone loss may be prevented/treated by bisphosphonates, denosumab, impact exercise, calcium, vitamin d. ...Read more