A bridge is a solution for replacing missing teeth. A bridge attaches artificial teeth to surrounding natural teeth, using them for support. Fixed bridges are applied either by placing crowns on the surrounding natural teeth or by directly bonding the restorative teeth to the surrounding teeth. Removable bridges are attached to the teeth either with metal clasps or precision attachments.
Bridges will not only restore your beautiful smile, they will also help restore your ability to speak and eat, help maintain the shape of your face and prevent your remaining teeth from drifting out of place.
Types of Bridges
Traditional Bridges are the most common type of bridges used, and involve placing a crown on the surrounding, supportive teeth or implants with the restoration between.
Cantilever Bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.
Maryland Bonded Bridges (also called resin-bonded bridge) are made of plastic teeth supported by metal wings on each side of the bridge that attach to your natural teeth.