Bridges

There are 2 Main Types:

 

Adhesive/Bonded Bridges

These are basically bridges which stick onto the adjacent teeth.

The Maryland Bridge is an ultra-conservative treatment option that enables the dentist to splint or replace missing teeth aesthetically with an absolute minimum amount of tooth modification. This type of bridge combines a composite resin or porcelain tooth attached to an acid etched cast metal or porcelain framework.

 

Fixed Bridges

This involves drilling the adjacent teeth. They are generally stronger and last longer than the adhesive bridges. These bridges are usually made

from porcelain bonded to precious metal, but they can be all porcelain[ceramic].

All-ceramic bridges replace a missing tooth by way of a porcelain replacement tooth attached to one or two adjacent crowns. The main contraindication for bridges is the removal of healthy tooth tissue of adjacent teeth. For this reason, at Goolwa Dental we recommend dental implants as the ideal alternative to tooth replacement where appropriate. However, bridges remain a viable alternative for patients who are not candidates for dental implants or when replacing existing bridges.

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