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Replacing missing teeth with a bridge: Dr Nik

Replacing missing teeth with a bridge: Dr Nik

It is advisable to replace missing tooth or teeth in order to prevent serious dental issues in future, while preserving oral functioning and improving your smile. Apart from denture which is the most popular solution in replacing missing tooth or teeth, there’s also a bridge…

Another case of fiber reinforced composite(FRC) bridge: Dr Nik

Another case of fiber reinforced composite(FRC) bridge: Dr Nik

It’s another FRC bridge day. This time, my patient had a missing upper left center tooth. Of course few treatment options were given to her and she chose to do FRC bridge. I started of with cleaning of teeth involved and isolating the area with…

Another day, another FRC bridge: Dr Nik

Another day, another FRC bridge: Dr Nik

I remembered the first time I treated this patient three years ago. He was scared and terrified with dentist and it has been ages since he last had dental treatment.

He was referred to me then by his late father who was my patient. He had a broken upper left premolar tooth and requested me to save it. It was a badly broken tooth and I advised him to do root canal treatment followed by crown. He refused. Since he didn’t have any pain related to the tooth, he requested me to just do a filling instead.

I did a filling on the tooth with dental pins for extra retention and eventually two days ago the tooth broke again. This time the fractured extended into the root area and it can no longer be saved and has to be extracted out.

Options was given to replace the tooth. It’s either to do denture, bridge or implant. He opted for an immediate Fiber reinforced composite (FRC) bridge and requested to correct his left side front tooth that was tucked in with FRC bridge as well.

Upper left side tooth that’s tucked in and a broken tooth

So I ended up pulling 2 teeth and replacing both with FRC bridge. The whole procedure from extractions, putting in the rubber dam (black coloured thing) for isolation, bonding fiber glass strands to the adjacent teeth and shaping and sculpting composite resin into tooth like structure to replace the extracted teeth took me almost 3 hours.

During procedure with rubberdam on

It was a very tiresome procedure to not just me but him too. However, the moment his face lit up and he smiled when he look at his new smile, I knew it was a worthwhile procedure to both of us.

FRC bridge in place to replace extracted teeth

Need a quick solution to replace a missing tooth in one visit? Don’t hesitate to give us a call and we will be happy to assist you. In the meantime, Happy Merdeka Day Malaysia!

Dr Nik (nik@drfauziah.com)

UPGRADE YOUR SMILE : DR. DINI

UPGRADE YOUR SMILE : DR. DINI

From a denture to a Fiber Reinforce Composite Bridge (FRCB) or from missing tooth to a FRCB. That is what I would call LEVELING UP or UPGRADING. Don’t you think so? Are you wearing a denture and not comfortable with it? Or are you searching…

Replacing missing tooth with FRC bridge: Dr Nik

Replacing missing tooth with FRC bridge: Dr Nik

There’s so many ways that can be done to replace a missing tooth. Denture is the most common one as it is the cheapest option. It is a removable prosthesis which means that you need to remove it out for cleaning and to brush your…