I mentioned on one of Janet's threads that I saw a dentist last week. Thanks to the vit D deficiency, which is very treatment resistant, and the many rounds of IV antibiotics when I had the cellulitis, my teeth have almost completely crumbled. The dentist spoke about dentures vs. implants, and recommended I see an oral surgeon for the removal. I am not doing implants. Given that my bones are not in good shape and the bone building drugs are not an option given the lack of vit D, it makes no sense to me to try to do implants. Even if they were cheaper, in my opinion it is more important to keep the bone as intact as I can rather than to drill into it and try to fuse implants to it. The dentist will do the immediate dentures, but really dislikes them. He is very happy with my determination to wait until I have healed to fit the dentures. He apparently usually has to fight patients to do that. Then, of course, they just are not happy. So I guess I am soon to be toothless. I will keep you posted. I am TERRIFIED but I MUST go through with this. I hate dentists and fear them. not as people as many seem to be very nice, I just had way too many bad experiences with one as a kid and it is a big problem now. So please bear with me if/when I whine. My anxiety is already through the roof and I don't even have a definite date. Sigh.