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Replacement bridge question.

(5 Posts)
Lovetopaint037 Tue 05-Oct-21 10:04:23

After being ventilated etc a few weeks ago I discovered that my long term bridge supporting two front capped teeth had been broken.
Went to the dentist last week and was told only solution was a new bridge. Given the option of porcelain attached to metal which is what I have now or a new all ceramic material which she says is very strong. The option she gave me is a composite material and costs only £55. Pounds more so price not really the issue. I have to decide. She says the ceramic will look aesthetically better! Well I am now 80 and don’t have a modelling contract. Has anyone else had to make this choice and were there any problems? Would be grateful for any input.

Blossoming Thu 07-Oct-21 09:39:57

I have had a ceramic bridge for over 5 years, it’s been great and much stronger than porcelain. I have a TMJ problem and my jaw can go into spasm and misalign. My original bridge broke and was repaired 3 times due to this.

Blossoming Thu 07-Oct-21 09:41:46

My original bridge was porcelain.

silverlining48 Thu 07-Oct-21 09:50:22

Oh me too Blossoming. Its dreadful when it locks. I take a couple of Diazepam pre dental appointment now which does help,

Lovetopaint037 Fri 08-Oct-21 17:22:03

Thank you * Blossoming* that is really helpful. Thank you so much.