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how soon can i get a bridge after tooth extraction?

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Old 11-30-2006, 10:54 AM   #1
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how soon can i get a bridge after tooth extraction?

HI.. Just couple of days ago i lost one of my front teeth due to a bad infection. I've been given a partial de3nture but needless to say its a poor substitute. How long do i have to wait before i can get a bridge? I've been told that an implant would be better but its much more expensive so maybe when i can afford it i'll get one. But ive been told that the longer u leave it the more bone loss occurs, so implants aren't an option after a certain amount of time.
Has anybody received a bridge or an implant and if so how long did u have to wait?

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Old 11-30-2006, 12:52 PM   #2
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Re: how soon can i get a bridge after tooth extraction?

DON'T put a bridge there! I have learnt it the hard way and that was the biggest mistake I will forever regret. You would be sacrificing two good teeth for one, and a three unit bridge on front just doesn't look good and natural. Plus, if not done right, your two adjacent teeth could lead to cavity, root canals, loss etc....
If you don't have the money to put in an implant now, go to a periodontist soon and ask to put in some bone graft material at the extraction site to reduce the amount of substantial bone loss. It should only cost a few hundreds for the procedure. Then when have the money, you can reconsider putting an implant. I know implant is not cheap, but I can tell you, with just one tooth missing, it is definitely cheaper and better for your general dental health in the long run.

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