Is it OK to use a tooth that has a more than 10 years root canal history and a newly developed decay, and more than half of the tooth is gone after cleaning it, to use it as an abutment tooth for a fixed bridge? Thank you!

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 28 - July - 2013, at 20:31 PM

  • If there are no symptoms and radiographically the root canal is fine and there is no sign of resorption of roots then it can be used as abutment for the fixed bridge. For the tooth to act as abutment, it matters that which tooth has to be replaced. If it is considered to be a weak abutment then one more tooth can be added as abutment. for more info on dental bridge you can check this article....

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