Dental Bridge on Lower Teeth


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Hello!
I was wondering if it is possible to have a dental bridge placed on the lower teeth (specifically meaning, is it possible to use the two lower lateral incisors as the abutment)? My two lower central incisors are still "baby" teeth, as I had an accident when I was younger. My dentist was thinking that I should have the lower canines AND lower lateral incisors as abutment teeth to bridge (what will soon be) the gap. Is it possible to NOT use my canines as abutment teeth? Will it still be effective?
 
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The canines are some of the strongest teeth in the mouth. That may be why your dentist recommended adding them to the bridge. Without seeing an x-ray its hard to say, but your dentist should be able to explain his or her recommendation. The laterals may not be strong enough to support a bridge.
 

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