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

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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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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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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Can dentures help reduce bone loss in areas where teeth have been extracted?

Can dentures help reduce bone loss in areas where teeth have been extracted?

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 more

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Will partial dentures decrease the chances of bone loss in the jaw?

Will partial dentures decrease the chances of bone loss in the jaw?

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 more

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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?

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

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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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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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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?

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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Could facial sagging due to bone atrophy related to toothlessness be reversed by wearing dentures?

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

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Help! Is it possible to have so little mandible bone left that you can't even wear dentures anymore?

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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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 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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Is it sometimes necessary to shave tori bone in roof of mouth to help dentures fit better?

Depends: If it is small, no worries. If it is extremely large or painful then surgical intervention could happen. In my 25 years of dentistry I have always worked around maxillary midline tori without surgery and have had no issues. ...Read more

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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

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