Dental bridge is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
Type of Bridge
- Traditional bridges involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
- Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.
- Maryland bonded bridges (also called a resin-bonded bridge or a Maryland bridge) are made of plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. Metal wings on each side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.
Material Used For The Bridges
- Full metal/gold
- Porcelain fused to metal/gold
- All ceramic
Duration of treatment : 3 appointments
- Numb your teeth
- Shape adjacent teeth to the space for a bridge
- Impression of your teeth
- Color selection for the bridge
- Working time in the lab for a permanent bridge
- Fitting of a permanent bridge
* Material for bridges : Same as crowns