Traditional bridges, Cantilever Bridges
To place a cantilever bridge, the dentist will only crown one adjacent tooth.
in some cases, they can still be an excellent option, since they will preserve more of a patient’s healthy tooth structure.
Maryland Bonded Bridges
involves minimal alteration of the surrounding teeth.
Instead, the pontic will have two small wings, which will attach to the adjacent teeth.
These pieces can be custom-matched to the blend with the color of the nearby teeth..
Like traditional bridges, removable restorations are custom crafted to match a patient’s natural teeth.
However, they have a gum colored plastic base and attach to the surrounding teeth with small metal clasps or precision attachments. Removable bridges typically cost less than crown or implant-supported restorations.
Nevertheless, they do not offer the same stability or lifelike feel that a fixed bridge can provide.
The most common alternative to a traditional crown-supported bridge is an implant-supported bridge
Porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations (PFM) have a metal base for strength and stability.
They are coated in a porcelain shell, which will be carefully selected to match the natural color of a patient’s teeth.
However, after several years, the porcelain shell may start to erode, leaving patients with a slightly gray tinted smile.
For a highly lifelike appearance, patients often choose all-porcelain restorations.
advanced dental porcelain will blend seamlessly with a patient’s natural smile, protecting their overall appearance for years to come.