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Does this not preclude bridge connected to an implant mounted tooth? I know bridges do stress the attached teeth over time even your own teeth...Since an implant isn't a tooth, it can't withstand the same sort of pressures from the sides as a tooth can, so the bite forces on the implant must be managed well and the implant or implants shouldn't be overloaded.
WandaT wrote:My mother-in-law got dental implants about five years ago. She ended up experiencing a lot of pain with them and had them removed and ended up getting dentures. In her case, she had all her teeth implanted rather than just one or two. I have a bridge that I'd like to get rid of and get an implant but right now I'm still looking for dental insurance.
DW recently had this done. Only two implants as small jaw allowed no room for any more without impinging on nerves. It has now been about 6 months and like magic. From eating everything out of the blender or food processor to eating salad and apples etc! A happy camper is she!Usually when all the teeth are missing, they use the implants as anchors for the denture. Seems to work pretty well.
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