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Aging Dental Bridges Hazardous For Oral Health

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AAID President Jaime Lozada, DDS, director, graduate program, , Loma Linda University said that dental implants have been dramatically accepted as a viable long-term option for replacing missing teeth.

“Why consider higher risk procedures when dental implants are more predictable and a better alternative," he said.

Today this technically advanced dental implant surgery has made the procedure faster, highly predicable, long-lasting and 97 percent successful, which is far superior to outcomes with bridges.

Palmer said that the bridges generally fail after 5-10 years as patients have trouble flossing them.

"Because these bridges link missing tooth spaces to adjacent teeth, many patients find it very difficult to floss the bridge. Therefore, root surfaces below and around bridgework often decay, if not kept meticulously clean by flossing. It is impossible to repair this marginal decay, so the entire bridge must be replaced," she added
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Story first published: Monday, June 2, 2008, 11:31 [IST]
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