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Old 06-08-2005, 11:37 PM   #1
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Question Bone Loss Question :)

I've been trying to do some research on no teeth & bone loss. My friend is a denture wearer and said take lots of calcium and you can build up your jaw bone where your dentures sit.
Now my question is that true?
I'm 28 and now have no teeth and am really worried about that. Can anything help my jaw bones not disinergrate?


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Old 06-09-2005, 12:37 AM   #2
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Re: Bone Loss Question :)

Chatty, I too have been questioning this. My doctors and oral surgeon have all mentioned bone regeneration, but I read on here and other places that people lose bone mass after tooth removal. I know that if you have bone removed for a bone graph that the bone in that area of removal can grow back, so if that is the case why can't the bone that supported the teeth before removal grow and replace that area? Please do share any info that you discover about this.


Old 06-09-2005, 04:58 AM   #3
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Re: Bone Loss Question :)

I am a vicitim of severe bone loss and after some research I found out that there should be at least some live cells to build bone again. Calcium helps the existing bones get stronger but not rejuvinate them. Even bone grafts need some live cells to succeed. I am still researching though..

Old 06-10-2005, 01:53 PM   #4
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Re: Bone Loss Question :)

Taking calcium will not build bone back. Bone is a living and dynamic part of your body. Some cells are responsible for building bone (osteoblast) and other cells will resorb bone (osteoclast). There are a number of techniques available to rebuild bone - none of which is accomplished by taking a pill or suppliment. Distraction osteogenesis is one technique, but more common is bone grafting techniques.

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