Swallowing bridge

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chabe747

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Hi,
This may sound silly, but I recently had a temporary bridge placed on my front 3 upper teeth. (Permanent will be placed in a few weeks), 2 teeth were ground down, and one was extracted and a false tooth was put in the bridge. I have a HUGE fear for some reason that I will swallow the bridge in my sleep and choke on it. Is this possible, if so, how common is this? Is a 3 tooth bridge too big to pass normally if it is swallowed? Please tell me I'm being silly...
 
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Hi Chabe

:welcome: Glad you are here! I TOTally get the fear of dental bridges, crowns, whatever, dropping either during sleep or whenever else and fear of swallowing.. I think of this myself. and honestly it is a frightening thought. and a real fear . Does it feel secure right now? if not you can always go and make sure it is on their well and have them double check it. Chances are this will not happen. Not sure what the possibilities are. Someone once told me , there is no chance it will make come off without you knowing. and actually one time I had a crown come off in sleep, but itdid wake me up, and I felt it and grabbed it and did not swallow. I am believing for this to hang on there for you for a few weeks. :grouphug:
 
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It's not too big to pass through normally if you did happen to swallow it. Never heard of it happening though if that's any consolation... it was always "nice" when a patient came into the surgery, handed me a crown and said they'd swallowed it but managed to retrieve it the next day... they always seemed to put it into my nicely washed bare hand :)
 
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I ate gummy candy and one of my molar crowns came off where I almost swallowed but spit gummy in trash. After noticing no crown I digged in trash and found the crown. I cleaned it, popped back on and went to dentist to have re-cemented. This was years ago and I have never chewed gummies since. I was offered one piece once and sucked on it. As such, this would likely happen when eating vs sleeping. The bridge/crown would not float off when sleeping. Plus bridges have two attachment points. Hope this helps.
 
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chabe747

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Hi Chabe

:welcome: Glad you are here! I TOTally get the fear of dental bridges, crowns, whatever, dropping either during sleep or whenever else and fear of swallowing.. I think of this myself. and honestly it is a frightening thought. and a real fear . Does it feel secure right now? if not you can always go and make sure it is on their well and have them double check it. Chances are this will not happen. Not sure what the possibilities are. Someone once told me , there is no chance it will make come off without you knowing. and actually one time I had a crown come off in sleep, but itdid wake me up, and I felt it and grabbed it and did not swallow. I am believing for this to hang on there for you for a few weeks. :grouphug:
Thank you, glad I found this place, I have plenty more questions, but I will try to ask in moderation.😜
 
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chabe747

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I ate gummy candy and one of my molar crowns came off where I almost swallowed but spit gummy in trash. After noticing no crown I digged in trash and found the crown. I cleaned it, popped back on and went to dentist to have re-cemented. This was years ago and I have never chewed gummies since. I was offered one piece once and sucked on it. As such, this would likely happen when eating vs sleeping. The bridge/crown would not float off when sleeping. Plus bridges have two attachment points. Hope this helps.


Hi,
Thanks for the response, Im starting to feel a little more confident with the bridge.
 
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