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JAW BONE REPLACEMENT

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Posted by: honeybren  (2 years ago)
I have full dentures. Both uppers and lowers have soft "gums". I also have osteoporosis and bronchiectisis (COPD). The COPD meds destroy bone and the osteoporosis semi-annual injections are damaging to bones as well. My uppers have "cutters" to help me chew foods, but the lower gum is non-existent, with the lower denture resting on the jawbone. The pain is excruciating - even when i am not eating. My dentist says the only option is two lower implants, which he says will stimulate bone growth. I have lost 25 pounds because I can't eat, so my lower denture is loose. He says a CT scan is necessary to determine whether I am even a candidate for implant surgery, which would also likely require a bone transplant first. My questions: Would I be a candidate for lower jaw implants using my own bone? Or a donated bone? If so, would I be a candidate for the dental implants using my own bone or a donor bone? If these options are available, what would be the cost comparison for these procedures as opposed to the usual dental implant material.
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After reading your dental issue, I would like to suggest you that if your bone is too thin or soft and unable to support an implant, you may require a bone graft. Cost and other procedures will depend on your dentist.
Posted 2 years ago
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I have full dentures. Both uppers and lowers have soft "gums". I also have osteoporosis and bronchiectisis (COPD). The COPD meds destroy bone and the osteoporosis semi-annual injections are damaging to bones as well. My uppers have "cutters" to help me chew foods, but the lower gum is non-existent, with the lower denture resting on the jawbone. The pain is excruciating - even when i am not eating. My dentist says the only option is two lower implants, which he says will stimulate bone growth. I have lost 25 pounds because I can't eat, so my lower denture is loose. He says a CT scan is necessary to determine whether I am even a candidate for implant surgery, which would also likely require a bone transplant first. My questions: Would I be a candidate for lower jaw implants using my own bone? Or a donated bone? If so, would I be a candidate for the dental implants using my own bone or a donor bone? If these options are available, what would be the cost comparison for these procedures as opposed to the usual dental implant material.

Now you know why dentist throughout your life advised saving your teeth. You are between a rock and a hard place, with few good options. You are having pain because the dentures put pressure on the mental nerves, since there is no bone above it on your lower jaw.

The injections you receive for osteoporosis would drastically decrease the success rates of a bone graft and/or implants. Doesn't matter if it would be your own bone or donated bone. Bisphosphonates suppress osteoclast cells.

My best suggestion would be to search for an oral surgeon that still does transosseouos implants. This did not depend on bone integration, but practically no one does them anymore.
Posted 2 years ago
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Posted by: riyaseth  (2 years ago)
Dental Implants were once very painful and a long process. But now the rise of technology has made it very easy to complete the procedure and maintain a high success rate. I suggest you one of the pioneers in this field is Dentzz Dental. I had go through the online Dentzz Reviews and result is very good.
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