AM, dentures are the pits!! At least this has been my experience the past nearly 10 months. I am now on my 2nd set in 6 months because of them not being fitted properly. Bone loss occurs when teeth are pulled. Yes, you can be fitted with what is called implants on the dentures, they are expensive. They put an implant in the gum & it clips to the denture. You do have to have bone in order to be a candidate for this procedure. I plan to visit a new place to see if there is anything that can be done with this new set that was made the end of December. The biggest problem is I have a small mouth & the trays used to make impressions were too big for my mouth. They claim they used the smallest one they had. I have spent a lot of money for these dentures.
Believe me, if implants had been possible for me it would have been money well spent. Sorry, I got off on a rant & did not answer your question. Yes, a person can be fitted for dentures but the more bone loss the poorer the fit. When teeth are pulled the other teeth will shift & move. Another issue with losing teeth is once the teeth start spreading, it affects all of our teeth.
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