Paul had a 3-tooth fixed bridge for 15 years until one of the anchor teeth (that had a root canal and gum surgery) failed in 1978. So, it grew to a 4-tooth bridge that lasted until 1986, when the next anchor tooth failed. Two dental implants were placed in 1988, which held a new fixed bridge, until a third implant was placed in 1990. This 4 tooth fixed bridge supported by three implants exists to this day. Paul's experience illustrates that, even when everything that could be done had been done, his mouth kept changing. Your Board Certified Prosthodontist has the specialized training and experience to help you with your dental needs.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309