Periodontitis, should I keep some or extract all teeth for implant?
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Talk to your dentist
If you've dealt with gum disease in the past, and are concerned about future issues, it might not be wise to anchor a long span upper fixed partial bridge to compromised teeth. If the foundation is not rock solid, the bridge will only put more stress on the weak 5 teeth.
A full gum assessment is really necessary to evaluate the health of the remaining teeth, but in our practice we are not very keen on long span bridges in any case, let alone in periodontally compromised teeth...
Hope this helps
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