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Question
Posted by: Toothless Fairy | 2019/08/07

Q.

Struggling to find dentures

Good Day Dr, I'm a 43-year-old woman that was diagnosed with -3.4 T Score Osteoporosis 4 years ago after a spinal fracture. Since then, besides a few more fractures, I have had a few teeth removed. I have always had terribly weak teeth and only now realize its because my bones are not absorbing calcium. I go once a year for treatment at an Osteoporosis Specialist (it's a drip). My question is... I have a few teeth missing and would like implants, but every dentist I've spoken to says because of my bone deterioration, it's not going to work. I have a history of abscesses and out of sheer desperation, I just had the tooth pulled. I would give anything to have everything removed and a full set of dentures fitted if I could... I have the most terrible smile and it's really embarrassing. Please advise.

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert
- 2019/08/17

Implants would not be advised in your case. I also don't suggest removing all your teeth and making a full set of dentures. See a dentist and have a partial set of dentures made to replace only the missing teeth. Then as you lose teeth later on , you could always add to the denture that you are already used to.

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