To bridge or not to bridge
April 1, 2011 7:22 AM Subscribe
what is having a dental bridge like?
posted by jseven to health & fitness (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have to either get a dental bridge or a inplant. My second to last molar was extracted ~ 2yrs ago with the intent to have an implant done. Problem is before I was able to make the changes on my bottom teeth, I ran out of money. So my top teeth look great, but my bottom teeth are not so nice.
Anyway, yesterday I was told my options were a dental bridge or "maybe" a implant. The Dentist said "maybe" because apparently there would only be room for an 8mm stud in my jaw bone and normally he said they like to have 16mm.
Any insight into cost and care of a dental bridge would be of great benefit to me. Also, are there any differences in the dental bridges of today vs. the past?
As I understand it you have to clean "under" it constantly. To me that seems like a nightmare.