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.
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]