Dental bridges replace one or more missing teeth. There are 4 types of bridges.
Teeth on either side of the space can be used with some preparation of these teeth to anchor the bridge. Bridges consist of more than one crown unit joined together and fitted over existing teeth and across the toothless space.
Unlike the traditional bridge only requires 1 natural tooth next to the gap to hold the false tooth in place
An alternative to the conventional bridge is the adhesive ‘Maryland’ bridge which uses a framework of either metal or porcelain that is bonded to the back of teeth adjacent to the gap. The advantage of this style of bridge is that it involves minimal preparation of the teeth but is likely to require rebonding periodically.
Is the strongest out of the different bridge types. This system uses dental implants as the name implies instead of crowns or framework to anchor the false tooth.