I had two of my front teeth pulled and I now have two bridges. I am about to lose one of the bridges because the root of an anchor tooth is decaying. I have very little bone left in the area (chronic infection) and even if implants could be anchored, apparently the gum line would be too strange. I'm told I must have a partial, which is apparently removable. I'm only 35 - I don't want dentures yet! Can someone send me to a good on-line resource for the latest technologies in teeth restoration?
Fake Front Teeth - Replacing a bridge without Implants??
well, that is all there is, a partial, or maybe they can do a bigger bridge. but, what you really need is to go to a biologic dentist and have the cavitations cleaned properly to stimulate the bone to fill in.
A cavitation is an unhealed hole in the jawbone caused by an extracted tooth. Since wisdom teeth are the most commonly extracted teeth, most cavitations are found in the wisdom tooth sites. Please see the graphic and photo below to get a glimpse of what may be in your mouth and the effects it is having. The photo and diagram demonstrate the destructive and pathologic consequence of a routine tooth extraction. Dentists are taught in dental school that once they pull a tooth, the patient's body heals the resulting hole in the jawbone. However, approximately 95% of all tooth extractions result in a pathologic defect called a cavitation. The tooth is attached to the jawbone by a periodontal ligament which is comprised of "jillions" of microscopic fibers. One end of each fiber is attached to the jawbone and the other end of the fiber is attached to the tooth root. When a tooth is extracted, the fibers break midway between the root and the bone. This leaves the socket (the area where the root was anchored in the bone) coated with periodontal ligament fibers.
There are specialized cells in the bone called osteoblasts. Osteoblasts make new bone. The word "osteoblast" means bone former. They are active during growth and maintenance. However, the periodontal ligament prevents the osteoblasts from filling in the tooth socket with bone since the periodontal ligament fibers lining the socket act as a barrier beyond which the osteoblasts cannot form bone. In other words, an osteoblast "sees" a tooth when it "sees" periodontal ligament fibers. Since there are billions of bacteria in the mouth, they easily get into the open tooth socket. Since the bone is unable to fill in the defect of the socket, the newly formed "cavitation" is now infected. Since there is no blood supply to the "cavitation" it is called "ischemic" or "avascular" (without a blood supply). This results in necrosis (tissue death). Hence we call a cavitation an unhealed, chronically infected, avascular, necrotic hole in the bone. The defect acts to an acupuncture meridian the same way a dead tooth (or root canal tooth) acts. It causes an interference field on the meridian which can impair the function and health of other tissues, organs and structures on the meridian. Significantly, the bacteria in the cavitation also produce the same deadly toxins that are produced by the bacteria in root canals (see Root Canals). These toxins are thio-ethers (most toxic organic substance known to man), thio-ethanols, and mercaptans. They have been found in the tumors in women with breast cancer.
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Reply:you might want to ask or think about getting a "grill"...it is the latest and greatest and totally in fashion!
Reply:Dental technology is well advanced these days. Don't think you can't have an implant because you have lost a lot of gum. A good prosthodontist can hide this depending on your circumstances...maybe grafts or adding "fake" pink tissue (which looks quite natural) to the bridge. Put these ideas to your dentist for more info or perhaps look up some implant sites
Reply:Maybe you should get a second opinion. Implants are best because they are permenant. You might have to wait a while, though, if you have bad infection. But even if implants aren't an option, you shouldn't be ashamed of having a partial; a lot more people have them than you may think - young people too. If you go to someone who knows what they're doing, you could end up with an incredible smile and a healthy mouth. And trust me - TONS of people have partials.