Can I get dental implants if I can’t wear dentures any more?
My dentures haven’t fit properly for several months. Now I can’t even keep them in. Is it possible for me to get dental implants?
Marie C. – Biloxi, MS
I suspect your dentures no longer fit because you’ve loss too much jawbone. That is a result of having dentures for so long. Dental implants protect your bone structure.
If that is the case, it is still possible for you to get dental implants, but it will require an additional procedure ahead of time. The implants stand in for the roots of your teeth. Without bone, there is nothing for them to anchor to and they’ll be useless to you.
You’ll need an implant dentist that performs bone grafting. This will give you the bone structure you need to have the implants placed.
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