A dental bridge is one method to fill a gap created by a missing tooth. Dental bridge or pontic is a custom-made false tooth, that is permanently placed between two healthy teeth, filling in the area left by a missing tooth.
The resin-bonded bridge is the most conservative tooth-supported restoration because it is possible to leave the adjacent teeth almost untouched.
A bonded bridge can be used to replace one missing tooth, when the teeth on either side of the space are strong and in good condition.
A bonded Maryland bridge consists of a false Zirconia (ceramic) ‘tooth’ (Pontic) held in place with a ‘wing’ which is bonded to the back of the support tooth.
These bridges are most often used for replacing an upper or lower missing incisor (front) tooth.
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The method of fabrication of Maryland bridges is slightly different from that of other types of bridges. This is because there is minimal requirement for the preparation of the supporting natural teeth. However, in some cases, a slight depression may need to be created on the inner surface of the supporting tooth to enhance the retention of the bridge framework. After necessary tooth preparation, your dentist will make an impression of the prepared teeth, which will be sent to the dental laboratory. It may be necessary for you to visit the laboratory for a shade check with the technician. Once the prepared Maryland is received back from the laboratory, it is bonded in place. This type of restoration is a painless procedure and requires no local anesthetic.
Restores your smile.
Restores your ability to properly chew and speak.
Maintains the shape of your face. Restores and maintains natural bite.
Distributes the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth.
Prevents remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
Helps preserve the natural function and position of the teeth.
The bonded Maryland Bridge is suitable for both upper and lower front teeth.
After your Maryland Bridge has been bonded into position you will be shown the correct flossing technique to help maintain your gums and your new Maryland Bridge. Get in touch with Dentist Teneriffe for Maryland Bridge treatment.
The method of fabrication of Maryland bridges is slightly different from that of other types of bridges. This is because there is minimal requirement for the preparation of the supporting natural teeth. The resin-bonded or Maryland Bride is the most conservative tooth-supported restoration because it is possible to leave the adjacent teeth almost untouched.
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