I am having a little problem that I hope you folks don't have to graffle with and part of the problem is FMS and then diabetes entered the picture. I had a bone density scan about 6-7 months ago and had no osteoporosis, however I was not aware that you can start losing your bone density in the mandible to where it cannot sustain itself. Had I known 5 years ago when I had a partial placed on my lowers and a full plate on the uppers we would have proceeded differently. Anyway those of you who can afford the panoramic x-rays to see that your mandible is stable, I sure would have my dentist do this periodically. I go next Wens. for the panoramic but hold little hope of having enough bone in which to secure titanium pins for an over denture without haveing first a bone graft; and now with diabetes clouding the picture, it is most likely other alternatives will have to be considered. Don't let this happen to you. CactusLil'