To fix a conventional bridge, the neighboring teeth have to be ground. The new bridge can be anchored or cemented firmly to the posts produced in this way.
- It is not necessary to carry out a surgical operation.
- The healthy neighboring teeth have to be ground so vital tooth substance is lost forever.
- Ground teeth can die because of the severe damage.
- The major stress that has to be borne by the ground neighboring teeth (posts) during chewing can lead to their premature loss.
- Caries can develop in the ground post teeth that carry the bridge.
- Bone atrophy can occur because of the lack of stress on the bone between the posts.