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Dental and Oral Health (Seniors)

Bone erosion from long denture use

07/14/2008

Question:

I have had dentures since I was in 9th grade and am now 64 years old. I had been told over 10 years ago that I may need reinforcement of my lower jaw due to bone erosion because of such lengthy use of dentures. Who would do this type of work and how do I find out more information? Thank you.

Answer:

You need to see an oral surgeon or maxilla facial surgeon. You can look on the internet for bone grafting in the mandible, block graft technique. I am sure that the surgeon will give you more information.

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Response by:

Alfredo  Hernandez, DDS, MS Alfredo Hernandez, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor of Comprehensive Care
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University