Bridge is one of the options to replace a missing tooth subject to reliability of adjacent teeth. The modern way to replace missing tooth is Implant which does not require grinding of adjacent teeth respecting individuality and independency of each tooth. A bridge can last as long as the teeth underneath are not in trouble.
Conventional Bridge is made by putting crowns on the teeth at either side of the space (Retainers) and then joining these two crowns together using a false tooth on top of the space (Pontic). This is all made in the laboratory and then the pieces are cemented into place with special adhesives. ( We can make high quality ceramic bridges using our in house CAD CAM technology). These bridge is very strong however needs grinding of neighbor teeth which is not best option when they are intact. An implant in this case is a better option
Adhesive bridge has wings that are bonded to the back of the supporting teeth with very little drilling involved. Bridges are only possible if you have enough strong teeth with good bone support. Bridges were made of porcelain bonded to precious metal but our modern bridges are made entirely of a special type of strong porcelain (Metal free full ceramic) .
Sometimes the best way to replace missing tooth is utilizing the fillings that already exist in adjacent teeth. These fillings are removed and matching ‘wings’ will be made and attached to the middle unit (pontic) fit and bonded into the spaces in adjacent teeth.
Maryland and Rochette Bridge
They are made of a ceramic artificial tooth attached to a metal wing (flat or perforated) which can be cemented to the back of adjacent teeth. A minimum invasive solution can be used as semi permanent restoration or as a transitional restoration to cover the gap during Implant integration period.
Please make an appointment with the Angel Dentists and Hygienist and ask for advice, You will get your beautiful smile back!