I had remaining teeth surgically extracted two Mondays ago and go for fitting for denture Friday. I understand the mandible begins absorbing the bone when the teeth are pulled; I am 53 and have complicating factors such as prior and current steroid use (I now take 5mg. rather than the 10mg. I was taking as a prior maintenance.) and diabetes. Also have Sjorens (sp). I voluntarily lowered the dose of Pred. due to Cushings which is slowly reversing but I do wonder what is going on with the rest of my "innards".....Any info you have would be appreciated! CactusLil'