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New Here and rare case...

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Posted by: liz4885  (7 years ago)
Hey everyone I am new here and trying to find out if anyone has similar to what I have going on or any dentists have seen his before.
I was born missing the maxilla bone that supports the front 6 teeth. I also have several baby teeth that have no adult teeth(i know this is not all that rare). Growing up I had a partial that was banded and cemented to my molars that provided me with teeth to eat and function. I am now 28 and wanting something more permanent. I now have a removable flipper for the top so i can get the tissue healed after having bands and wires on them for 22ish yrs. I have seen a ton of specialists as I was growing up and none had seen this type of defect before. I have very bad anxiety with dentists and I finally got the courage up to go a couple yrs ago. since then I have seen more specialists(oral surgeons, orthodontists,etc) they all conclude that bone grafting/implants is not feasible on the top as there is not enough bone to graft to. I will hopefully be having my lower incisors(o and p) removed and bridge augmentation done with implants. The periodontist also thinks my canines are baby teeth as well as the root is not that long. So basically i am wondering if anyone has anything similar or if anyone has seen this type of defect before and any other thoughts or ideas/ways of treatment.

I should add as a child my dentist as well as the specialists i saw then all wanted to write articles about it and had never seen anything like this, then my orthodontist now seems to act like this is nothing rare and happens all the time.
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