Within 6 months of starting to wear a denture, you will have already lost about 40% of your jaw bone structure. If you have worn a denture for a few years, you already know about bone loss. The reason your denture doesn’t fit like a year ago, is that you don’t have the same jaw bone structure to support it. If you wear a partial denture, beware that you will have the same problem with bone loss. A dental implant is the logical choice to help stop bone loss; however, once the jaw bone structure is lost, your options become limited.
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