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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants
I have worn dentures since I was 16. I have no bottom gum line left and the top is going down. Is there a reconstructive surgery that can rebuild the gum line and be able to have implanted teeth? Thank you
You are most likely a candidate for dental implants to support a new lower denture that would stay in your mouth unless a dentist removes it for maintenance. I recommend a consult with a prosthodontist or oral surgeon to evaluate your particular situation.
Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University