Bridges are used when one or several consecutive teeth are missing. They offer aesthetic, durable results while preventing other teeth from becoming misaligned.
Traditional permanent bridges
This type of prosthesis consists of one or several artificial teeth held together by two crowns. The crowns are secured to adjacent teeth so that the artificial teeth completely fill the empty space. Bridges can be used for front or back teeth and help improve chewing and embellish smiles.
A Maryland bridge is used when only one tooth needs to be replaced. The bridge is an intermediary tooth with small metal wings, which are glued to the inside surface of prepped adjacent teeth.
Similar to Maryland bridges, California bridges use inlays. They won’t alter the appearance of adjacent teeth and look very natural since they are made of 100% porcelain.