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Pain After Dental Bridge
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
$2, 100 to $4, 500: On average, dental bridge can cost anywhere between $800 and $2, 000, depending on geographical location, individual cases, number of units and patient needs. Call your dentist, you will be thrilled with the result. ...Read more
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
Nonremovable: 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. ...Read more
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
Waterpik: In addition to floss threaders designed for this, proxybrushes and a waterpik are useful to keep this area clean. ...Read more
More info needed...: Pain in the gingival tissue? Pain on the teeth? Is the pain constant, or only with sweets or cold? Many possibilities. Please have your restorative dentist re-evaluate the bridge. ...Read more
How long can I expect a fixed dental bridge to last? I'm going to have one put in in the next couple weeks, and would like to know how long I can expect it to last. It seems like a lot of dental things last 7-10 years, so am I looking at about the same le
Depends: It depends on how well it is made, the materials it is made of and how well you can keep it clean. The average length of time is 5-7 years but if well made and cared for you can get 20 years or more. ...Read more
See a dentist: For complete evaluation x-rays and diagnosis. A proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. ...Read more
Probably: Bridges are usually helpful. Ask your dentist to fully explain why. ...Read more
See Prosthodontist: If you have the option based on bone and location, forget the bridge and go for the implant. Far superior and longer lasting treatment. Independent of other teeth and helps preserve existing bone. At 45 you need 50 years of service. Bridge would need to be replaced on average every 10-15 years. Once implant is placed, only the crown might require replacement, less frequently and for less. Good Luck ...Read more
Possibly: Depends on how much space there is and how much your teeth have shifted both next to the space and above the space. ...Read more
How popular and please review all zirconia material 4 unit dental bridge vs. The Porcelain and High noble fused ones.?
Dental Bridges: Zirconia crowns and bridges are becoming more and more popular. There are benefits and down sides to the different materials of zirconia and porcelain fused to metal (pfm's). It's best to visit with a dentist who offers both alternatives to give you a run down of both and to evaluate your needs. ...Read more
I have 4 unit old dental bridge made of porcelain fused to high noble metal. Approximately. How many grams and the type of gold they use in it.?
Varies: No way for me to tell. The high noble is usually 54% gold with other metals such as palladium. The weight can only be determined by removing the porcelain. It varies depending on the laboratory design. If you request a mailer from garfield refining, andmail it in. They will extract the precious metals and send you money. There is no middle man this way. My patients have used them for years. ...Read more
If you've had a dental bridge for over 15 years and it's never given you a single problem is it necessary to get it replaced? What are the risks if y
If: If you are seeing your Dentist for an examination every 6 months, and the Dentist deems the teeth and tissues supporting the bridge to be healthy, follow your Dentist's recommendation. ...Read more
Thoughts about dental bridge made of Zirconium. Any issues cons /pros please. My 4 unit bridge (#11 -14) made of Porcelain/PFM broke off 2 times.?
Etiology: Must determine reason for failure. Did ceramic break or did bridge come off teeth? #11 - 14 is a long span if only supported by those 2 teeth. #11 does double duty as it is a corner transition tooth and gets loaded in many directions. Overloading the bite and insufficient tooth to support this are most common causes. See a Prosthodontist for opinion. Consider 2 implants #12, 13. Good Luck. ...Read more
I need to have a dental bridge replaced. Is it true that the 3rd time a crown is worked on, there is a greater change of ascess dental bridge was not made correctly. However, one of the crowns (abutment) previously had a crown and was replaced with bridge
Vague: The question was pretty vague, not clearly stated, and in my opinion, didn't show enough information. Could you please paraphrase or interpret that sentence for me? ...Read more
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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
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
What do you suggest if my dental bridge came a loose will it hurt me if I super glue it back in. Have you hear of anyone going to hos?
NO SUPER GLUE! ! !: Super glue is not formulated to be used intraorally, and it will do absolutely nothing to hold your bridge in place. If the bridge still fits well on your teeth it can be easily recemented by a local dentist. Placing superglue on either the teeth or the bridge may necessitate fabrication of a new bridge, which is more expensive than just having it recemented. ...Read more
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
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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