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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants
Dental Reconstructive Surgery
Can bridges and dental fractures be considered reconstructive surgery?
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."
Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University