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Doctor insights on: I Recently Lost My Dental Bridge When I Went Into The Hospital Whose Fault

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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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Dental Bridge (Definition)

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 ...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?

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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Please tell me, could i get a dental bridge repaired ?

Please tell me, could i get a dental bridge repaired ?

Sometimes: Sometimes dental prostheses can be repaired and sometimes one needs a new one or a better long term option. See a dentist for a consultation and your options. ...Read more

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How much does it take to get a dental bridge for missing teeth?

How much does it take to get a dental bridge for missing teeth?

Depends on Bridge: I think you are asking how much does it cost for a dental bridge to replace missing teeth. Usually you would just take the price of a single crown and multiply it for how many teeth the bridge will replace, this includes the teeth that are not missing, but serve to hold the bridge. ...Read more

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Can you have an allergic reaction to the glue that holds you dental bridge in?

Can you have an allergic reaction to the glue that holds you dental bridge in?

yes: You can have allergic reaction to anything, however, it is more likely that if you are experiencing an allergic reaction it is to the material that the bridge is constructed of assuming it is not all porcelain. There are many people who have metal allergies including to gold, silver and palladium. If the bridge has nonprecious metal that is likely the cause of your allergy. ...Read more

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Is it easy for a dentist to tap off a dental bridge that's cemented permanently if he needs to do it?

Not really: Crown and bridges that are cemented permanently are not designed to be removed. The usual method of removal is cutting the bridge (and thus destroying it) to remove it in an effort to prevent damage to the underlying teeth. If any of the abutments have had root canal therapy, the are brittle and can fracture quite easily. You're better off remaking the bridge. ...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.?

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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What to do if I have a dental bridge have been noticing a metallic taste. upon closeron the back side. are bridges made of metal with a porcelain "overlay"?

What to do if I have a dental bridge have been noticing a metallic taste. upon closeron the back side. are bridges made of metal with a porcelain "overlay"?

See your dentist: is a change in your sense of taste and a metallic taste due to a variety of causes; from anxiety to dental problems (failure of a dental bridge), medications and treatments. Dysgeusia is not very common. Severe long-standing dysgeusia can be very significant as it may lead to patient losing interest in food. See your dentist first ...Read more

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