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My oldest crown is 20 years old..


Subject: Re: let's play "Worst Case Scenario" Date: 2001-03-16 13:29:46 PST I'd still have eleven front teeth, so rather than dentures what would the dentist do? Plus, was that 5 years replacement for dentures or crowns? Subject: Re: let's play "Worst Case Scenario" Date: 2001-03-16 13:53:49 PST >Rather than "falling off," "decaying under" is a more severe problem. My oldest crown is 20 years old, my most recent is 6 years. I (My dental habits have been much better for the past 20 years, prior to which I got all the big fillings that led to crowns.) If I were decaying under them, considering how long they've been on, would my dentist and I know by now? Subject: Re: let's play "Worst Case Scenario" Date: 2001-03-16 13:57:13 PST Have you discussed it with your dentist??????? Subject: Re: let's play "Worst Case Scenario" Date: 2001-03-16 14:09:18 PST My 6 month checkup is the end of this month. Subject: Re: let's play "Worst Case Scenario" Date: 2001-03-16 15:36:38 PST Yes. The problem is when there is some erosion around the margins. It is like a pot-hole. If there is a samll crack, it will allow water to enter. Similarly, a well-sealed roof will maintain its integrity. Subject: Re: let's play "Worst Case Scenario" Date: 2001-03-16 19:41:08 PST I'm assuming 11 front teeth means the total # in both top and bottom. That means you would be missing all your back teeth and 1 front tooth, correct? In that case you are talking partial dentures until you can afford the implants. You may also want to consider getting the implants placed without having the bridgework connected until you can afford it. Spreading your treatment out over a period of years. The 5 years was referring to dentures, typically they need replacing every 5-8 years. Even if they still fit reasonably well the teeth may be worn or the materials become weakened through the fatigue of use. Subject: Re: let's play "Worst Case Scenario" Date: 2001-03-17 08:26:06 PST Start with a detailed discussion with someone who has actually seen you, your teeth, and your x-ray images. Then, come back here with questions about terminology, procedural steps, etc. Subject: Re: let's play "Worst Case Scenario" Date: 2001-03-17 13:58:06 PST Good one! I get saliva seeping into my basement when there is a heavy rainstorm!
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