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Janey,

 

Thank you so much for the dental implant information. The dentist wanted me to get two more and I was afraid to because of all the problems I had with the first one.

 

Cheri

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Yes Jen, 41 is young. My oldest son is 38 and he is a youngster. So, I guess you qualify. I don't have any problems with my teeth at the moment. I was lucky I didn't have any surgical problems or any aftermath effects. My teeth and bite are quite right. No pain in jaw or no bone issues. You will do fine. Keep your original teeth as long as you can. Save them however you can. Let us know when everything is done, and how you are doing. Keep writting.


Strength and Warmth,

Sheryl

 

Sheryl Doom

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Chat Moderator

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi,

 

I will give you one more experience with implants. I had one and it is a fine strong tooth. However, I was diagnosed with Scleroderma in the middle of the process. I had two problem. For one it took a very long time to heal, additionally one of the bone grafts failed. When I told my dentist that I had just been diagnosed with SSc. The first thing he said was "I knew something was wrong". Anyway we decided not to try a second bone graft, so it does not look as good as I would like, but it has not given me any trouble once it healed, so I am glad I did it.


keep on smiling

 

crawler

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I had two dental implants done about four years ago. The dentist put the pegs in and then waited a longer time that usual to attach the teeth to make sure the pegs would hold. It went fine and have given me no trouble. The ironic part is a year after they were implanted I had to stop eating food because of the SSc (systemic scleroderma) and am now on TPN (total parenteral nutrition; also known as tubal feeding). Not fair is it, especially since the procedure is so expensive.

 

Bunny

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Tangelo,

 

My teeth began dissolving and coming out. I had to have quite a few pulled before I finally gave up the battle and had them all pulled and got dentures. That was two years ago. When I was still trying to save my teeth, I also had some dissolving of the jaw bone and bad infection in the jaw bone. My dentist, oral surgeon and rheumatologist are confident the complications were caused by the sclero. I have the "bone" dry and I do mean "BONE" dry mouth and shrinkage. For these reasons, they wouldn't let me get the implants. It certainly seems that some of us here have had good results with them, but I would definately talk to my rheumatologist first. Good Luck on whatever you chose!


Peace :)

Barbara aka relicmom1

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