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Burgess wrote:What is wrong with your teeth that makes them too bad to keep and repair?
Erbse wrote:My dentist has suggested to replace my dental bridge with 4 implants. It's very expensive. From my reading, there is a risk of inflammation and sometimes they don't take and have to be redone. If successful however, it would be a wonderful, very natural looking solution.
Has anyone here got any feedback?
MtnMike wrote:If you are young, an implant is a plus because it doesn't touch an adjacent tooth. If you were older, and had sound adjacent teeth, a bridge may last as long as needed. The cost of an implant will be returned in spades for people that plan to live more than 15 years.
Additionally, when a bridge is replaced, there is a percentage of abutment teeth that are lost...I have been told in courses that it is up to 25% of abutment teeth are lost at time of the second bridge.
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