| A dental bridge is made up of 2-3 or
more crowns for the teeth on either side of the
gap and a replacement in between. Natural teeth,
dental implant can be used to support the bridge.
Whether you are looking for a temporary or permanent
tooth loss solution, there is a dental bridge ideally
suited for your needs.
Achieving a natural looking and
realistic smile after tooth loss is possible with
bridges. Dental bridges are one method used by
dentists to fill a missing tooth (or teeth). Depending
on the dental bridge type you choose, the procedure
and cost will vary. If you have questions about
dental bridges, please read on for more dental
bridge work info.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is made up of 2-3 or more crowns for the teeth on either side
of the gap and a false tooth in between. Natural
teeth or implants can be used to support the bridge.
The dental bridge type you choose will depend on
the condition of your smile, your cost goals, and
the cosmetic results you desire.
Types of Dental Bridges
There are two types of dental bridges:
This type of dental bridge work consists of two crowns for the teeth on either
side of the gap, with a false tooth in between.
Traditional bridges are the most commonly used type
of bridge and are made of all ceramic/porcelain
or porcelain fused to metal (PFM). If there are
no surrounding teeth to support the crowns, implants
can be used to fix the bridge in place.
Maryland Bonded Bridge
This type of dental bridge is made up of ceramic/porcelain teeth supported by
a metal framework. The bonded bridge is generally
lower in cost than other types of bridges and is
the most simple to apply.