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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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Dental Bridge (Overview)

A dental bridge is a fixed, nonremovable device to replace one or more missing teeth. Natural teeth (or dental implants) are used to support a device fabricated by a dental laboratory. Usually the bridge is made of a underlying metal usually a gold alloy with porcelain overlaying the metal.


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How long is the process for making dental bridge?

How long is the process for making dental bridge?

Usually 2 app.: Usually 2 appointments. 1-2 hours for the preparation appointment, then 1 hour for the cementation appointment. Usually 2-3 weeks apart. ...Read more

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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
294 doctors shared insights

Dental Bridge (Overview)

A dental bridge is a fixed, nonremovable device to replace one or more missing teeth. Natural teeth (or dental implants) are used to support a device fabricated by a dental laboratory. Usually the bridge is made of a underlying metal usually a gold alloy with porcelain overlaying the metal.


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Can you tell me if i could get a dental bridge repaired ?

Can you tell me if i could get a dental bridge repaired ?

See your dentist: Sorry that you have this unfortunate situation. There are a few factors to be be considered to determine how to treat the problem. If the bridge is slightly chipped, and support is sound, a minor repair is typically possible. If the damage is substantial, the bridge may need to be replaced. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about dental bridge- maryland sticky bridge?

Can you tell me about dental bridge- maryland sticky bridge?

Implant is better: With the advancement in implant therapy, maryland bridge is almost outdated and very few application it can be used. If you shoot for good occlusion, go for dental implant. Forget about the bridge. Get dental implant for almost the same cost. ...Read more

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Is a dental bridge safe to put next to an implant?

Is a dental bridge safe to put next to an implant?

Yes: I am assuming you are referring to a fixed bridge (something that doesn't come out) however, there is no problem with a removable partial denture next to a dental implant that has restored crown on it. ...Read more

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I have pain after permanent dental bridge, why is this happening?

I have pain after permanent dental bridge, why is this happening?

See dentist: Could be from various reasons..High bite..If during the prep..Bridge abutment had existing deep fill...Sometimes could be just normal discomfirt after extensive dental proceedure like bridge work..So see your dentist..If has been few days since got bridge... ...Read more

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My dental bridge came a loose will it hurt me if I super glue it back in? Should I go to the hospital?

My dental bridge came a loose will it hurt me if I super glue it back in? Should I go to the hospital?

No hospital: The ER will not treat these problems. You need to see a local dentist to determine if the bridge can be recemented or replaced. Crazy glue will not work and can make you sick if you swallow it. If the bridge comes loose in your sleep you can aspirate it and die. Is it worth the risk? Call a dentist.. ...Read more

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How long is the process for making dental bridge?

Usually 2 app.: Usually 2 appointments. 1-2 hours for the preparation appointment, then 1 hour for the cementation appointment. Usually 2-3 weeks apart. ...Read more

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How can I keep food and stuff from getting under a permanent dental bridge?

Waterpik: In addition to floss threaders designed for this, proxybrushes and a waterpik are useful to keep this area clean. ...Read more

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Average coast of 4 unit pfm dental bridge is from $3000 to $5000. Wondering why.Does the lab charge that high to make the bridge material.?

Average coast of 4 unit  pfm dental bridge is from $3000 to $5000. Wondering why.Does the lab charge that high to make the bridge material.?

It's a service: Professional fees are based on everything that goes into providing a service, in this case your bridge. It is more than just a commodity. ...Read more

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Is a dental bridge safe to put next to an implant?

Yes: I am assuming you are referring to a fixed bridge (something that doesn't come out) however, there is no problem with a removable partial denture next to a dental implant that has restored crown on it. ...Read more

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Do patients have any rights to request money back on a dental bridge that has been redone 3 times and still doesn't fit.

Compromise?: I always feel that the public should not make judgments on court cases not actually being in the court seeing & hearing all the testimony in person. Similarly, we as dentists on this site are not privy to all that has expired & why in your case. It is always best to try to work out an equitable compromise between dentist & patient when something goes wrong. As an alternative consider peer review. ...Read more

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