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FAQ:  Maryland Bridge

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  • My 17 year old son has a Maryland bridge on his front tooth that falls out every 3 to 4 weeks. I need to know what else can we do. Doctors say he's too young for an Implant and the bridge is not staying. ...Visitor from GA     (answer)

  • Doesn't stay in: I have a Maryland Bridge that causes me no problems, but it falls out every 6-12 months. I am currently living overseas in a remote area with no realistic dental care options. My bridge just fell out again and I won't be back in the states and able to recieve dental care for another 6 months to have it re-cemented. I can put the bridge in my mouth and it will stay there with no problem unless I am eating. I am making do by chewing on the opposite side of my mouth from the loose bridge. Do you forsee any problems or adverse dental effects with this arrangement (just until I see a dentist in 6 months) or can you offer me another temporary solution to my bridge that has fallen out again? ...Visitor from MO     (answer)

  • Doesn't stay in: I have a Maryland bridge on the lower front of my teeth replacing my center front two teeth and a third one to the left. It will not stay in. From the time of placement, I have had it recemented twice within the first week, it then lasted about a month, then 3 months, and this last time 3 days. I am so very careful because of the problems and am very stressed by this as I am being made to feel that this is my fault no matter what I do. Also, I am now being charged for each recementing. I need to know what to do about keeping this appliance in place. ...Visitor from NY     (answer)

  • Early Failures: My son is 16 years old and has two missing teeth in the front that never came in the ortho put braces on and left the baby teeth on during the 2 years he wore them. When they came off he recommended a two maryland bridges to be glued on each side. So the dentist also recommended this and put two maryland brides on. The problem is every other week or couple of days the one on the left keeps getting loose. He reglues it every time. It lasts a couple of days and a week and back again. It has not even been a year yet and missing school and time to take him back is getting old. The last time we was in he put a brace on the back of the tooth to hold better, it lasted three weeks and now it has fallen out and broken. I am pending an appointment. I am at my last straw please help? It there something else I should have done. We did not put a retainer on him with false teeth because he would have to take it out everytime he ate and with going to high school that would be hard. Should I have done that or is there something else you can recommend to my dentist maybe he is not aware of? Also implants when he is old enough and who do you go see for this? I was told not until 18. I also was told the maryland bridges should last him until 18-21 years old or longer. Do you have any suggestions on why this has not lasted? He has never had one cavity yet. He takes good care of his teeth and they are straight. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. ...Visitor from TN     (answer)

  • Implant Replacements?I've had Maryland Bridges on two upper teeth for 10 years. Yearly I will need to have them recemented or glued back. But, ultimately they will not last as long as I would prefer before I'm back in the dental chair. I'm wondering if implants are the answer. Unfortunately I hear they can be costly. My Marylands do just fine. I wish they would stay cemented for longer periods of time, 3-5 years not 6 months to 1 year. Is there a better cement for the Marylands to stay bonded better? Are implants a better choice? ...Visitor from OK     (answer)

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