I have epilepsy and due to irreversible damage and insurance/ financial limitations i have no alternative to getting dentures. As mentioned above the fact that dentures can cause a serious risk to my health (whether it be choking or jaw fracture or worse). I am wondering as to what kind of implant(s) would best suite my situation. The complexity and various opinions have left we seeking advice to no avail. I need to get my teeth issues resolved (several teeth have sharpened edges and have started to slice my tounge). As it is getting dentures is bad enough, but i don't want to jump into it before i know all options. Being that there is a need for implants i need to find out if it is possible at the point my teeth are extracted if the implants can placed at the same time. I understand i would have to come back several months later for the final teeth and implants to be placed. Also i wanted to know if some of the teeth that i have can be ground down to the jaw line (or slightly above) and prevent resorption and increase chances of success of the implants. Being that my seizures are bad enough i don't want to have complications by either choking, breaking my jaw. I also don't want to have to worry about the lack of bone in my lower jaw resulting creating a weak area that will then create a greater chance of breaking my jaw.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 22 - August - 2009, at 20:28 PM

  • If the remaining teeth are healthy even though they are sharp then you can get them Root Canal Treated and save them. This will help you along with implants to get better retention of the dentures. Moresoever the cost will be less and further bone resorption of the jaw will also be reduced. But whether the teeth can be saved and can be used to give the support to dentures after thorough clinical examination and xray. For more on dentures you can read this article from our website.. http://www.identalhub.com/articlecategory-dentures-50.aspx

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