I have some old implants and I wondered if they can be used on new dentures or will I have to get them replaced?
Phillip D.- Colorado Springs, Co
It is possible to use existing implants to put a permanent denture in, although there are some exceptions. Your dentist will probably want to get a CT scan to make sure they are all properly placed, that the bone is still of good quality, and that no implants are poking through anywhere like your sinus cavity.
If all that is OK, than you can probably have a denture placed. The old dental implants may affect your range of options for your implants, but it shouldn’t be a problem.