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Will getting new dentures with implants help with my TMJ ?

Will getting new dentures with implants help with my TMJ ?

Probably yes: Implant supported or retained dentures provide for a much more stable and reproducable bite. This alone will significantly reduce your TMJ discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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Can getting dentures, implants help TMJ ?

Can getting dentures,  implants help TMJ ?

Yes: Stabilizing your occlusion should help to reduce many causes of TMJ discomfort. Dental implants are a great way to help dentures fit much better. If your dentures are more than 5 years old, it is probably a good idea to have your dentist evaluate you for a new set. ...Read more

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Been getting headache for month. Not TMJ as have false teeth, i feel pressure and dizzy and tender head. What could this be?

Been getting headache for month. Not TMJ as have false teeth, i feel pressure and dizzy and tender head. What could this be?

See Prosthodontist: Tmj is a joint / muscle/ligament ailment, not necessarily related to teeth. In fact, only sometimes are teeth directly involved. You may certainly have these symptoms with dentures. See a prosthodontist to evaluate your dentures and jaw position while wearing them. You may be "overclosed" (chin closer to nose than normal when teeth contacting) or too open (opposite). Both can cause spasm and pain. ...Read more

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Been getting headache for monthes not TMJ as have false teeth, i feel pressure and dizzy and head tender?I wake up with one, have least 7 a day

Easy fix!: The obvious question here is how old are your dentures? The life expectancy of a set of dentures is 5 years. During that time the teeth wear down and the bone changes. Now the muscles have to adapt and many times they can not. Have your current set of dentures checked by a good dentist with a knowledge of occlusion and muscular function. All dentures are not created equally. Some cause problems. ...Read more

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I am wondering if i could get a brief synopsis here of the steps done to put in dental implants using an existing denture.

Retrofit synopsis: Current denture examined carefully for ideal functioning before implants. The bone quality and health history of the patient is examined and then implants are placed. The upper jaw requires more time than the lower for the implants to be stable. 5-6 months for the upper, 3-4 for the lower as a guideline. Parts are ordered to connect the denture to the implants. More detail needs to be provided. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a dental implant to replace denture?

Yes: Dental implants are a safe and very effective way to rid yourself of removable dentures. There may be grafting procedures need as well depending on if you have lost a lot of bone over the years. There are several types of implants that may be used, even to avoid grafting. I would try to avoid "mini implants" because these tend not to be a permanent fix and trend to do more bone damage over time. ...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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I must put off my 2 dental implants for one month. Have been using a removable denture and just got a cbct. So, I'll never be able to get implants?

I must put off my 2 dental implants for one month. Have been using a removable denture and just got a cbct. So, I'll never be able to get implants?

No: If your CBCT reveals there is adequate bone structure for placing implants, delaying the surgery for one month should not prevent you from proceeding with your implant surgery, unless there are other preventing circumstances. Your dentist and/or surgeon can advise you. ...Read more

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If I were to be missing teeth 13,14,15 (as last arch tooth) can I cosmetically wear a denture held only by denture paste til implant(s) get installed?

To a point: As long as it covers your palate and locks in behind your remaining dentition, you may be able to get by. Without claps, the denture will move. It is contraindicated to wear a denture over the implants while they are healing (at least the initial phase). ...Read more

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Dr. John Thaler
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