Oral Health

Question
Posted by: Frances | 2012/05/31

Q.

Dentures or not

I have had " weak"  teeth since early childhood due to medicines being taken from babyhood due to a chronic illness (my mother''s opinion). While very young and ignorant, many teeth were extracted. I have hung on to my remaining teeth until my late 50''s but due to breakages of back teeth have realised I may be forced to have dentures as chewing harder food is difficult. My biggest worry is that my gums (bone?) in some areas where teeth were extracted, have shrunk. Is this going to make it difficult to get proper fitting dentures once I am forced to take the big step?

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

If there is substantial loss of bone retention of dentures may be a problem.
However these dentures can be supported by implants if indicated. See a dentist for a comprehensive check up and assessment

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