A bridge is a fixed option to replace missing teeth
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.A bridge is made up of two or more crowns either side of the gap acting as anchoring teeth for a false tooth sitting between them which bridges the gap. Dental bridges can be supported by natural teeth or implants.
Traditional bridges involve crowning the teeth on either side of the gap, with a false tooth in between. Traditional bridges are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
Cantilever bridges are bridges that support a false tooth by only one neighbouring tooth.
Maryland or Resin Bonded Bridges are a minimally invasive option for replacing missing teeth. A resin bonded bridge is a bridge that replaces a missing tooth that relies for its retention on a composite resin cement. This cement bonds the false tooth via a metal or ceramic bridge wing to the anchoring tooth.
Benefits of Bridges:
Restore your smile
Restore the ability to properly chew
Maintain the shape of your face
Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position