Can I have my bridge replaced by an NHS dentist, after suffering from gum disease?

Hi, quite a few years ago i had a bridge fitted on my bottom 3 front teeth, sme years later it has alot of build up of plauqe around it and the gums have gone down showing the two teeth either side underneath which look black. I have only just been to see my dentist today after not going for a number of years due to fear! He has told me that it has gum disease around it and is swollen but i cannot have this done on the nhs and can only have a replacement bridge done privately costing around £1300 is this right?? Many Thanks x
Unfortunately I do not work within the framework of the NHS and cannot give any advice on what treatments may or may not be available to you.

As with natural teeth any restorations in your mouth need to be taken care of to ensure that they have a long life. It is extremely important that if you have gum disease that this is treated to prevent any further bone or gum loss. There are also links between gum disease and systemic health concerns such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Heart and Lung Disease.

George Glover BDS MSc

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