Bridges

Tooth loss impacts appearance as well as ones oral and overall health. Dental bridges restore critical function to a patient’s mouth by filling the gap of tooth loss. Bridges are necessary to alleviate stress on the jaw and maintain a patient’s facial structure.

Advantages of Fixed Bridges

  • Proven reliability 

  • Longevity 

Disadvantages of Fixed Bridges

  • High Cost

  • Increased difficulty in proper cleaning

Advantages of Maryland Bridges

Disadvantages of Maryland Bridges

  • Minimum Preparation (drilling)

  • Less expensive than fixed bridges

  • Single- tooth replacement 

  • Doesn't work well with grinding

  • Expected life may not be as long as a conventional bridge 

  • Debonding can occur 

  • Must have a strong enamel