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Bridge covering all my upper teeth

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Posted by: Spa346  (9 years ago)
Hi!

About three years ago, I got a three-tooth bridge for my upper right side. The posts have been giving problems ever since. They kept coming out. As a result, the bridge did not stay in. The dentist kept on fixing it. He then informed me about putting a long bridge, which will cover my upper teeth. This way, the post would get enough support. Has anyone had this procedure done? I am having a hard time deciding whether I will go for it or not, considering that all my upper teeth would be ground down to a point to hold the bridge. Is this a common method? Thanks for any advice.
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Hi!

About three years ago, I got a three-tooth bridge for my upper right side. The posts have been giving problems ever since. They kept coming out. As a result, the bridge did not stay in. The dentist kept on fixing it. He then informed me about putting a long bridge, which will cover my upper teeth. This way, the post would get enough support. Has anyone had this procedure done? I am having a hard time deciding whether I will go for it or not, considering that all my upper teeth would be ground down to a point to hold the bridge. Is this a common method? Thanks for any advice.


DON'T DO IT! The long-term success of "roundhouse" bridges is very poor. Tell your dentist to learn to do cast posts, waxed in the canal, and cemented with resin cement. Those type of posts never come out!
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