Issues with 6 unit front teeth bridge. Any suggestions? (photos)
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The beauty of your having this temporary bridge is that things can be worked out in plastic prior to your finalizing the bridge. You can look at this bridge as a prototype. Once everything is corrected, your dentist should make a mold of the temp bridge so that the laboratory can copy the contours in the final bridge.
Get it adjusted
Usually for temporary crowns/bridges, we take them out of occlusion to minimize the risk of fracture. If the bridge is hitting your lower jaw during protrusion, you should get them adjusted by your dentist as long as there is enough material to do the adjustment. It should be a simple procedure. However, if the thickness of your bridge is already thin, then you're potentially looking at more complex procedures, such as redoing your prep or opening up your bite. In any case, you should tell your dentist about your concerns before doing your permanent bridge. Your dentist will actually thank you for it since it is easier and less costly to adjust/fix a temporary bridge than a permanent bridge.
Dont panic! It can be adjusted
Congrats! your bridge does look great indeed! However your dentist would not settle for just looks. Function and bite are just as important. It sounds like the back of the bridge maybe too bulky, and catching your lower teeth prematurely. This can be easily corrected with the permanent bridge. Its very important however to mention this to your dentist when you go in for your final impressions. Adjustments can be made to the temporary before the final impression to make it more comfortable for your bite and your enunciation. More than likely they will take note of these adjustments and pass it on to the lab. This maybe in the form of impressions of your temporary bridge, wax bites or photos etc.
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I would recommend seeing your dentist to have your temporary bridge adjusted. A simple adjustment will correct your speech and bite issues. Don't worry, there is no need to be tense and panicked about this. This is a simple fix and should not affect your permanent bridge. I hope this helps. Feel free to click to save my name below, in case you have more questions in the future.
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