Dental Bridges are false teeth that are used to replace missing teeth, unlike dentures however these are fixed permanently onto your teeth by metal hooks that attach onto teeth on either side of the gap creating a bridge across the gap.
This treatment usually takes at least 2 appointments to prepare and fit your crown, and depending on the space needed to fill, you will be given a certain type of bridge.
There are three types of bridges:
Traditional bridges involves creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic in between. Traditional bridges are the most common type of bridge and are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth.
Maryland bonded bridges (also known as a resin-bonded bridge) are made of plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework. Metal wings on each side of the bridge are bonded to your existing teeth.