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What are the Different Types of Dental Bridges?

Posted on 12/10/2021 by Nancy Shiba DDS
What are the Different Types of Dental Bridges?Dental bridges are a common type of tooth replacement option. If you have lost your tooth due to various reasons, dental bridges will help restore your smile. There are different types of dental bridges, with each of them having unique use.

Traditional Dental Bridge

This is the most commonly used type of dental bridge. Therefore, you are more likely to be familiar with this type of dental bridge. The traditional dental bridge comprises one dental crown attached to surrounding natural teeth and a fake tooth placed in the gap. With this setup, dental crowns provide the anchorage points needed. Keep in mind that the phony tooth help bridge the gap.

Maryland Bonded Bridge

This is another common type of dental bridge. It uses a structure almost similar to that of traditional bridges. However, a porcelain framework or metal is used with Maryland bonded bridge instead of the dental crowns. This unique framework prevents the need for modification of the surrounding teeth. This is because the porcelain adheres to the back. Thus, these dental bridges provide a more affordable and conservative alternative to traditional dental bridges. However, it is essential to note that their strength could be lower than that of conventional bridges. Besides, their metal framework could result in tooth discoloration.

Cantilever Dental Bridge

These dental bridges are structurally very different from traditional bridges. This is because they only use a single anchor tooth. As a result, they are not as common as conventional dental bridges but can do good in replacing missing teeth. These bridges are recommended when you have missing teeth towards the front of your mouth. It is important to note that Cantilever dental bridges cannot be placed at the back of your mouth. Get in touch with us for more information on dental bridges.

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