Can I implants all my teeth although I extract it all 20 years ago?
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Although jaw bone atrophy or loss can occur after extractions, it is important to be evaluated for an implant candidate using a 3D CT scan. Modern technology and products allow for even the most difficult cases to be addressed and improved.
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It is a tough question to answer since it depends on so many factors. I am assuming in your case you have no teeth and just have dentures. If that's the case, you have been without teeth for 20 years. If you have been that long without teeth, the amount of bone you have will most likely be minimal. You need a certain amount of bone to place implants. Also if you have bone issues such as osteoporosis, osteopenia, etc., it will be extremely tough to place an implant and have it be accepted by the body. If you have your bone issues under control with medication, ect. and you have no other risk factors such as smoking, AND you can find a good oral surgeon to do sinus lifts and bone grafting it MAY be possible to get implants. However, the cost of that will be extremely high and the whole process will take at least a year or two. And, again, I have not seen any x-rays or examined you so if you want a definitive answer you should go have an exam done by a knowledgeable dentist.
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