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    Posts mounted in lower jaw to hold lower plate

    Asked by GGP on Friday, June 7, 2013

    Posts mounted in lower jaw to hold lower plate

    I have had all my teeth finally removed over the course of the last year. Now that my lower has healed they seem to think I will need post implanted to hold the lower plate in place. Has anyone here had this done? Just curious how well it works for holding plate in place, does the plate ever come off?

    8 Answers from the Community

    8 answers
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar
      BuckeyeShelby

      Can't help you w/that, but how are you doing? I was thinking about ya today.

      over 3 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar
      Ydnar2xer

      I hear chocolate milkshakes help cure tooth ailments...

      over 3 years ago
    • welderdan's Avatar
      welderdan

      I know that is protocol with the VA, except I didn't qualify. I'm interest in this question also!

      over 3 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Thanks Shelby and YD. Doing OK, I just got up and my head is pounding, WelderDan that posted on this question tops me by a long shot. He just got 17 teeth pulled the day before I did.

      YD I did have some ice cream last night. Isn't that something how nothing seems to stop the ice cream?

      over 3 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      I don't know much about your procedure, but I'm wishing you good luck and little pain.

      over 3 years ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      Lower plates WITH NO posts are uncomfortable & difficult to eat with. They are very loose & do not stay in place without adhesive. Even with adhesive they really limit what you can eat.
      My dentist recommended the posts, but the cost was outrageous & there was no way I could afford to have this done.
      So, if you can afford this, do it!

      over 3 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Thanks Molly,

      What was the estimate you were given? I was told "somewhere in the 5K range" and that's all. I get another estimate in two weeks when I go back to Oral Surgeon.

      over 3 years ago
    • GGP's Avatar
      GGP

      Shelby, thanks, better late than never right. Doing ok, I go tomorrow for another impression for my falsies. Then thursday to the oral surgeon for checkup after the last teeth were removed. See about getting the posts put in.

      over 3 years ago

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