Dental bridges are one of the methods used by dentists to replace a space created by a missing tooth (or teeth). Depending on the type of dental bridge you choose, the procedure and cost will vary. Achieving a natural looking smile is possible with dental bridges.

A dental bridge is made up of two dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with a false tooth, or teeth, attached in between. The type, style or material used to fabricate the bridge will all vary and plays a role in the cost of the bridge.

The dental bridge you choose will depend on the condition of your smile, your budget, and the cosmetic results you desire. Whether you are looking for a temporary or permanent tooth loss solution, there is a dental bridge ideally suited for your needs. Here are some different options:

Traditional Bridge

The traditional bridge, consists of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the space with a false tooth, or teeth, fused in between. Traditional bridges are the most commonly used type of dental bridge and are made of ceramic or porcelain fused to metal (PFM). If there are no surrounding teeth to support the crowns, dental implants can be used to fix the bridge in place. When flossing you need to use special floss, as all the teeth are connected.

Cantilever Bridge

The cantilever bridge is used when there are teeth on only one side of the space that are adequate to retain a bridge. A crown would be placed on the adjacent tooth or teeth with a fused crown to replace the missing tooth.

Maryland Bonded Bridge

The Maryland bonded bridge is bonded on the back side of the natural teeth on either side of the space. The bonded dental bridge is generally lower in cost than other types of bridges and is the most simple to apply.

Modified Maryland Bonded Bridges

This bridge is similar to the regular Maryland bridge as it is bonded to the back side of the natural teeth. However, this bridge is more esthetic and more durable and is higher in cost than the regular Maryland Bridge.


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