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Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants

Bridge

08/20/2007

Question:

hi .. i had a bridge put in about 7 years ago .. the dentist attached a fake tooth to two good teeth on either side of the fake tooth .. he shaved the two teeth and glued the fake tooth in the middle . now the bridge has been loosening up and i have been getting it glued back on.. the dentist now tells me the the enamel on my good teeth are thinning out and that he can`t glue the bridge back on. what are my options here what should i do ..? can anyone help .. the teeth affected is the front left tooth the fake tooth left to it and the good tooth left to the fake tooth..

Answer:

You should see a prosthodontist for a clinical evaluation. Treatment possibilities include a removable partial denture or dental implants. A prosthodontist will be able to determine the options that best fit your situation.

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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