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Bridge failure

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Posted by: solig999  (7 years ago)
Hello,
About two years ago, the dentist pulled my two badly decayed teeth and had a bridge installed. Since then, I had been in pain and discomfort. After a year of trying to solve the problem with my old dentist with no positive result, I decided to visit a new one. He removed the bridge and found out severe bone damage. The bone underneath had dropped as far down as it could. I am currently on flipper and a mouth guard. The new dentist said I should go back to the dentist who installed the bridge to fix the problem. What will the dentist do to fix this? Will I start all over again? Thank you.
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Dentist
Hello,
About two years ago, the dentist pulled my two badly decayed teeth and had a bridge installed. Since then, I had been in pain and discomfort. After a year of trying to solve the problem with my old dentist with no positive result, I decided to visit a new one. He removed the bridge and found out severe bone damage. The bone underneath had dropped as far down as it could. I am currently on flipper and a mouth guard. The new dentist said I should go back to the dentist who installed the bridge to fix the problem. What will the dentist do to fix this? Will I start all over again? Thank you.


Your first mistake was to let your teeth decay so badly they could not be repaired.
Your second mistake was to have a fixed bridge placed instead of implants and implant crowns.
Without x-rays, I have no way of knowing how much bone support you have left. If you have enough bone, I would now go the implant route instead of fabricating a new bridge.

Now you know why good dentists hardly ever do fixed bridges any more.
Posted 7 years ago
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