A 60-year-old male asked:
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what would you think as a dental pro if your own fixed bridge lasted only 2 years and it was not the bridge itself and you had an extraction?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Hmmm: First, as a dental pro, i would have implant retained crowns ; not a fixed bridge. Having said that, we have insufficient information to really make a judgment ; be fair to both the dentist who made the bridge ; you. We are dealing with living tissues and not a tv set. There are so many factors that could lead to problems ; there are no guarantees with dental ; medical care. Get a 2nd dds opinion.
Answered on Apr 15, 2014
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Dr. Jack Binder
Specializes in Dentistry
Upset: If you are saying that one of the supporting teeth for a fixed bridge lasted only 2 years after the completion of the bridge, I'd be as upset as you apparently are. Why not discuss it with the dentist who did the work. The dentists I know stand behind their work for a reasonable time.
Answered on May 17, 2014
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Need more info: Predicting how long a fix bridge will last is extremely challenging. Many factors affect their lifespan: oral hygiene, materials used, how often you visit the dentist, the technique of the dentist. Research shows that the average longevity of a fix bridge is between 5 and 10 years. It’s convenient to criticize the work of others without to be present at the initial exam and see preliminary x-rays
Answered on May 17, 2014
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin commented
35 years experience Pain Management
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Great points. Thank you for sharing your knowladge, experience and expertise.
May 17, 2014
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Know also that improper oral hygiene (failure to floss under bridge daily, failure to brush 2 full minutes twice a day), eating hard foods/ice, and sugar/starch/acidic snacks can all contribute to failure of the restoration.
May 17, 2014

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