are used to replace a tooth that does not have supporting teeth on both sides of the affected area. Maryland bonded bridges
include artificial teeth and gums and are held in place by a metal or porcelain frame. Traditional bridges
are the most common and literally bridge the gap of an empty tooth space by securing a false tooth using crowns on the teeth on either side.
How are Dental Bridges Placed ?
The procedure of installing a dental bridge is typically completed in two visits. First, your dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for a dental bridge. If you are, your teeth will need to be prepared by reshaping or reconstructing any badly decayed or damaged areas. Afterward, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth, which is then sent off to a lab where it is cast into a mold, and place a temporary bridge to wear. On your second visit, the bridge fabricated from this mold will be fitted to your teeth and any necessary corrections or adjustments will be made on that same visit.
Dental bridges can last from 8 to 15 years and even longer if you maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly.