My dentist placed my dental bridge but did not check the fit with X-Ray. Is there any requirement to check new crowns/bridge with X-Ray after a placement?
X-Ray After Dental Bridge?
Doctor Answers (5)
X-ray After Crown or Bridge
Hi, thanks for your question. X-rays are the best way to ensure that the contacts (the proximity of each neighboring tooth) are not too tight, and not too loose, as well as to ensure that the crown fits to a patient's gumline properly. Best wishes to you!
Check Bridge Margins With X-ray
It is not required to take an x-ray prior to cementing a bridge, but it is a great idea to do so. We always check the radiograph to ensure that the margins are sealed before the crown/bridge is bonded in. Hope this helps.
Xray of bridge
Its always a good idea to take a post operative xray to verify accurate fit. We normally take an xray just prior to final cementation. This way, if there is a problem with the fit it can be attended to.
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Radiograph after insertion?
In most cases we do for documentation purposes for proof of fit, to provide patient and ins. companies the fact that it was done with in the standard of care speak to your dentist good luck
Kevin Coughlin DMD, MBA, MAGD CEO Baystate Dental PC
Xray after bridge placement
if your doctor its well experimented with the techniques, and can feel while its placing it that it fits perfectly doesnt need to make an xray.
but, usually we take one to see that all margins are closed, bonded, and no periodontal tissue has been invaded by the prosthese.
Jose Alonso DDS
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