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Old 09-28-2006, 09:45 PM   #1
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Decay under a bridge

i have a 5 tooth bridge and it's been in for about 6 years. i went to a dentist and he said there was decay, so is the bridge all 1 piece except the two teeth it attaches to? can u take the bridge out and fix the decayed teeth underneath. i'm so desperatly trying to avoid dentures! kj

 
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:24 AM   #2
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Re: Decay under a bridge

thx for the reply so can the dentist take the bridge off, fix the decay and put the same bridge on?

 
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Old 09-29-2006, 06:23 AM   #3
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Re: Decay under a bridge

Yes,

You MIGHT be able to use the old bridge with a little bit of luck.

BIG problem comes when you must LOSE one of the anchoring teeth...then a new bridge must be made and another tooth "destroyed" to hold the bridge.

 
Old 09-29-2006, 06:40 AM   #4
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Re: Decay under a bridge

I just had a similar situation. One of the anchoring teeth is badly decayed. However they feel they can save it and build a new bridge. I don't think they will be able to re-use your old bridge and like me, you may need crown lengthening in order to properly reseat new crowns. They had told me that if decay was too severe to save tooth I would need an implant but fortunately it is not too severe altho this bridge has been on for over 10 years. They will have to remove your bridge in order to assess the situation.
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QUOTE=kj_johnson]thx for the reply so can the dentist take the bridge off, fix the decay and put the same bridge on?[/QUOTE]

 
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