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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?

23 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: At age 34....

You need to obtain excellent dental care & must make a financial & time commitment to maintaining your teeth much better than you have in the past.
Wearing dentures is not fun or easy and is a failing of modern dentistry. You must be aware, that to get dentures now, they will not be the last set you have & each subsequent set will usually be harder to wear due to bone resorption.

In brief: At age 34....

You need to obtain excellent dental care & must make a financial & time commitment to maintaining your teeth much better than you have in the past.
Wearing dentures is not fun or easy and is a failing of modern dentistry. You must be aware, that to get dentures now, they will not be the last set you have & each subsequent set will usually be harder to wear due to bone resorption.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dr. Stephen Gordon
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Consult a dentist

Discuss your options with a dentist you trust.
It is generally better to save teeth and you bone. Once you have dentures you will loose your bone a long as you wear dentures. It you can't save your teeth then consider a hybrid denture, one supported by implants as a long term option. Talk to your dentist about all options and find what works best.

In brief: Consult a dentist

Discuss your options with a dentist you trust.
It is generally better to save teeth and you bone. Once you have dentures you will loose your bone a long as you wear dentures. It you can't save your teeth then consider a hybrid denture, one supported by implants as a long term option. Talk to your dentist about all options and find what works best.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not if you can avoid

Dentures @ your age present a poor long term prognosis.
With time the underlying bone will atrophy and leave you with very little to stabilize these false teeth. Make the commitment in $ and oral health: look to implants and fixed prostheses. Good luck.

In brief: Not if you can avoid

Dentures @ your age present a poor long term prognosis.
With time the underlying bone will atrophy and leave you with very little to stabilize these false teeth. Make the commitment in $ and oral health: look to implants and fixed prostheses. Good luck.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Lon Kessler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Avoid dentures

You should try and hold on to as many teeth as possible as long as they hjave good long term prognosis especially at your age .
A partial denture may be the proper treatment.

In brief: Avoid dentures

You should try and hold on to as many teeth as possible as long as they hjave good long term prognosis especially at your age .
A partial denture may be the proper treatment.
Dr. Lon Kessler
Dr. Lon Kessler
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends...

Either option may be very good.
In this forum i cannot say which is best. However, i would go to the dentist you trust, inform him/her of your desires, consider the dentist's recommendations, and make an informed decision.

In brief: It depends...

Either option may be very good.
In this forum i cannot say which is best. However, i would go to the dentist you trust, inform him/her of your desires, consider the dentist's recommendations, and make an informed decision.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Depends

Get an evaluation from a periodontist n prosthodontist.
If your bone loss is moderate to early advanced it may be time to invest into some implants before the bone loss gets even worse. Otherwise it's best to save what mother nature gave you. Being forced into wearing remove able prosthesis can be daunting. Your quality of life will certainly be affected. Good luck.

In brief: Depends

Get an evaluation from a periodontist n prosthodontist.
If your bone loss is moderate to early advanced it may be time to invest into some implants before the bone loss gets even worse. Otherwise it's best to save what mother nature gave you. Being forced into wearing remove able prosthesis can be daunting. Your quality of life will certainly be affected. Good luck.
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
Dr. Stephen Enriquez
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry

In brief: Keep the teeth

Bone loss is not a problem. Stop the progression of bone loss and maintain a good occlusion will be the best treatment for you.
Chewing efficiency on denture is poor compared to teeth. Denture should never happened to anyone with continuing care from a conscientious dentist.

In brief: Keep the teeth

Bone loss is not a problem. Stop the progression of bone loss and maintain a good occlusion will be the best treatment for you.
Chewing efficiency on denture is poor compared to teeth. Denture should never happened to anyone with continuing care from a conscientious dentist.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui
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