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Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants

Dental Reconstructive Surgery

02/02/2004

Question:

Can bridges and dental fractures be considered reconstructive surgery?

Answer:

Dental bridges are not considered reconstructive surgery; however, I would think that fractures would be. An oral surgeon should answer that question. Some types of dental bridges could be part of a reconstruction after trauma or cancer resections.

I have also forwarded your question to an oral surgeon.  Please check back for an answer in 2-3 days in the area called "Surgery of the Face and Jaw."

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Response by:

Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University