Dental bridges is seen to be the most durable, conservative and cost-effective in bridging gaps in the teeth. Comprised of two anchoring teeth and a replacement tooth, dental bridges help prevent surrounding teeth from drifting out of position, improves chewing and speaking, and help keep your natural face shape in tact.
There are three different kinds of dental bridges namely: traditional dental bridges, cantilever dental bridges, and Maryland bridges.
Traditional bridges have either dental crowns or dental implants on either side of the missing tooth, plus a replacement tooth, which is held in place by a post-like structure called a dental abutment. Cantilever dental bridges is employed in cases where there are surrounding teeth only on one side of the missing tooth. Maryland bridges are made of a specialized resin that is cemented to a metal framework and cemented to the enamel of surrounding teeth.
Dental bridges typically take 2-3 weeks to complete. With a good oral hygiene practice and regular dental visits, dental bridges can last up to 3 decades.