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Dental Bridge

It is also known as a pontic. It is used to fill the gap between one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges are made up of different materials such as porcelain, gold, and alloys. These are the best replacements for missing teeth.

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Should I replace a post and core with an implant bridge?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a bridge on my teeth which was 30 years old and it came off. My dentist suggested me to do an implant bridge. He temporarily did two post and core support to hold the provisional and made a temporary one. But he is asking me to remove four teeth to do the implant bridge. Is it no...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will help you with your query. If those four teeth have full bone support and are not mobile, then you can place a bridge over it and there is no need for an implant. But I cannot confirm it without seeing a picture or an X-ray of the area...  Read Full »

I have had an 11-year-old bridge in my mouth, and it is collapsing now. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had an 11-year-old bridge in my mouth. I am attaching the latest X-rays. I also attached pictures that were taken about six months ago. Now the bridge is collapsing, and food gets in. I need advice on what would be the best option for my situation long term. I want to preserve my t...  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The filling has started to remove from the bridge according to the pictures (attachments are hidden to protect the patient's identity). And according to my knowledge, it can be treated by placing a new bridge again. But in...  Read Full »

Can I get dental implants if I do not have enough supporting bone strength?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old and still have two baby teeth without permanent teeth (13 and 28). They are not in good health, and I never had the bone around, making the adjacent teeth want to close the gap. It seems that I do not have enough bone for a dental implant. Now, this upper tooth is gettin...  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can solve this problem with a simple FPD (fixed partial denture) or bridge system, or an RPD (removable partial denture). But that would be possible only once these teeth are removed. The implant as a solution depends on the CBCT (cone-beam computed tomography) repo...  Read Full »

I had nine teeth bridges put in about a week ago, which are tilted. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I just had nine teeth bridges put in about a week ago, which are canted. The laboratory made it seem as if the jaw was straight. The dentist did his best to make it right, but it did not look good. How bad is it to get taken off? It was made with Zirconia and Porcelain. I am so disappo...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your query shows you have a 9-unit teeth bridge on your front tooth region. Your artificial teeth are designed considering factors like facial symmetry, nearby tooth shape, and size, tooth present before prosthesis, etc. You can also talk with the dentist to make cha...  Read Full »

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