Is cerac suitable for a replacement bridge?

My dentist has the facilities and eperience to make same day Cerac bridges with all work completed in his office. My original bridge was made in 1952 and has been replaced 4 times It must be replaced again due to a cavity in an open margin in tooth 20. My dentist ruled out cerac as he said cerac would require slighly more extensive removal of #20 tooth structure for the new crown. Molar 20 had a root canal so it is not the optimal suppore for a bridge extending from 18 to 20. I will be getting more traditional porcelain/metal crowns and healthier tooth 21 will be come part of the bridge to reduce stress on weak 20. I chose to avoid implants as I have severe osteoprosis at age 86.

Answer: Cerec bridge strength

By Sarah h

Cerec is a beautiful, strong, long lasting restoration for most patients and situations. However, if your dentist is experienced with Cerec, but is choosing to go with a traditional lab fabricated bridge, there must be good reason. It is understandable to just replace the bridge rather than place an implant, considering your age as well as the previous restoration. It is also a good recommendation to extend the bridge one additional tooth if tooth number 20 is compromised and has a guarded prognosis on its own. The addition of tooth number 21 will increase the integrity of the bridge and ensure with proper hygiene your bridge can last you the rest of your life.

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