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

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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dr. Thomas Davis
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a prosthodontist

A prosthodontist is a specialist in restoring and replacing your natural teeth even if you have bone loss.
Ask your dental professional about supporting your dentures with dental implants. Implants can be used to stabilize and retain the dentures.

In brief: See a prosthodontist

A prosthodontist is a specialist in restoring and replacing your natural teeth even if you have bone loss.
Ask your dental professional about supporting your dentures with dental implants. Implants can be used to stabilize and retain the dentures.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but

Yes , but they will not be very secure, have limited function, and contribute to further bone loss.
As a Prosthodontist I treat patients with little bone as a routine. However, in this day and age the implant alternative is a life saver. With as few as 4 strategically places implants a fixed prosthesis can be made to replace 12 teeth.At age 50 bone preservation is crucial. See a Prosthodontist.

In brief: Yes, but

Yes , but they will not be very secure, have limited function, and contribute to further bone loss.
As a Prosthodontist I treat patients with little bone as a routine. However, in this day and age the implant alternative is a life saver. With as few as 4 strategically places implants a fixed prosthesis can be made to replace 12 teeth.At age 50 bone preservation is crucial. See a Prosthodontist.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Dentures need to sit on or be anchored to something.
..If no mandibular ridge, hard to do. Uppers will certainly have maxillary structure. You need to see a dentist that fits dentures to determine your options.

In brief: No

Dentures need to sit on or be anchored to something.
..If no mandibular ridge, hard to do. Uppers will certainly have maxillary structure. You need to see a dentist that fits dentures to determine your options.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Robert Tupac
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Yes

Dentures, made by a prosthodontist, take advantage of all the available areas of support and retention you have in your mouth, without interfering with normal mouth movements.

In brief: Yes

Dentures, made by a prosthodontist, take advantage of all the available areas of support and retention you have in your mouth, without interfering with normal mouth movements.
Dr. Robert Tupac
Dr. Robert Tupac
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