Dental Bridges

Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Our skilled team at perioboca can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the color of your teeth so that you have a naturally gleaming smile.

Types of Bridges

  • Adhesive Bridge (Maryland Bridge) – This is a” stick-on-type” Bridge, unlike a Fixed Bridge it involves the removal of very little tooth substance. It is cheaper than a Fixed Bridge but can only be fitted where the ‘bite’ is not very heavy.
  • Fixed Porcelain Bonded Bridge – This involves the preparation of the adjacent teeth just like a crown.
  • Cantilever Bridge – This is also a Porcelain Bonded Bridge, but only involves the preparation of one adjacent tooth.