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Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants

Repair a broken bridge

06/05/2008

Question:

I have a merrill bridge with a wing on one side the wing lost its cement. My dentist says it will break if he takes it off. $1500 down the drain and only about 5 years. What is a more permenant solution? crown and an implant?

Answer:

We are finding that implants are generally lasting longer than any other option. An implant and an individual crown is a very good option.

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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