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Complications after placement of Dental Bridge

By Adina 5/4/2011 10:45:40 AM
I just got a bridge of four teeth -11 to 14- where 12 and 13 were my missing teeth. With the new bridge there is a gap( a toothpick can easily get in there) between the 12th false tooth and my gum where I had an extraction two months ago; the teeth are not smooth, they have vertical ridges on them and they look grayish at the base where they meet the gum; there is a small gap between 10 and 11 towards the base of the tooth; and it is painful when I bite down chewing food on the 14th tooth even after three weeks since I got the permanent bridge. My dentist had to adjust a lot of the bridge and some of my lower teeth to get a reasonable bite, and the face of 11 that is inside the mouth is metallic not white which was a huge surprise for me when I saw the bridge for the first time. Not to mention that my temporary bridge came off three times in two weeks and my teeth were very painful during that time. I'm very unhappy with the result and I'd like to ask your opinion about the quality of my bridge and what should I do to get a better one. Thank you very much.
Posted By : Dr. Ritz on 5/4/2011 10:45:40 AM

If you have pain in #14 which is an abutment tooth ie. to give support to bridge that means either the bridge is high or the tooth is sensitive and the gap between 10 & 11 should not be there as it can cause the food lodgement and that can lead to decay of #10. The gap between #12 and gum can be filled if you take proper care of gums and gums can grow and cover that area as the ceramic is quite bio compatible. #11 tooth crown should not be black as it means the ceramic has chipped from the metal. You can take second opnion from another dentist as it difficult to visualise with clinical examination. For more info on dental bridge you can read this article... www.identalhub.com/article_how-do-bridges-work-225.aspx


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