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Dr. Elsafi, I just got a new lower partial denture, and only have 2 real teeth on it. I will soon be needing lower implants. Since all my ridge is gone, but Dentist said I have enough bone for implants, what type of traditional implants could I have where the place them and I could have my lower denture put in right away. I don't want to go without teeth. I would have to be on a pureed food diet, and I hate the thought of that. Is this posssible? Thanks

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There are several dental implants companies in the US. It all depends on which company your dentist use and I'm sure it will have the option of temporarily/immediately placing teeth on the implants. Remember that this is a decision that has to be made by the dentist who places the implants because if the implants are not be stable when placed then he/she can not place teeth on them. In that case you might still use the lower partial denture till the implants are ready to have teeth on them.

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Mohamed Elsafi, DDS, MS, FACP

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I am a board-certified Maxillofacial Prosthodontist. I do head and neck prosthetic reconstruction for patients with congenital and acquired defects. This also includes trauma and cancer patients. I can answer questions about prosthetic rehabilitation of the head and neck area. I am also a board-certified prosthodontist and can answer questions about dental reconstruction including crowns, bridges, veneers, partial and complete dentures and implant restorations. I can also answer questions about TMJ problems. I can not answer about surgical reconstruction.

Experience

I am a board-certified prosthodontist and maxillofacial prosthodontist and have been practicing denitstry for over 15 years.

Organizations
American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics. American College of Prosthodontists.

Education/Credentials
I received my dental degree from University of Southern California. I did my prosthodontics residency at University of Florida and my maxillofacial prosthetics fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Awards and Honors
Chief Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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