Dental Bridge Types
There are four main types of dental bridge commonly used by dentists. Bandon Dental can provide dental bridgework using the below methods:
Maryland (resin-bonded): if you’re missing your front teeth, a Maryland bridge may be the best option. These bridges are made of porcelain which is fused to either metal or ceramic teeth, all of which is supported by a framework.
Cantilever: these bridges connect false teeth (pontics) to an abutment tooth. You may require a cantilever bridge if you only have teeth on one side of a gap.
Traditional: the most common type of bridge, a traditional bridge uses two or more crowns as well as filler teeth that are connected. These bridges are made of either metal, porcelain (which is fused to metal), or ceramic materials.
Implant-supported: like traditional bridges, implant-supported bridges connect two or more crowns and filler teeth. These bridges are held in place with implants, as the name suggests, rather than being cemented to teeth.