Your teeth work together to support each other. When one or more teeth are uneven, broken, worn, or missing, changes can occur in your bite. These changes can lead to difficult or painful chewing. Crowns and bridges are most commonly used to repair teeth, protect them from further damage, and restore a healthy, confident smile.
Protects newly reshaped supporting teeth while the new bridge is being made.
Conventional Fixed Bridge
Replacement teeth attached to crowns on either side of the space to be filled. The crowns fit onto the supporting teeth and are cemented into place.
Maryland Fixed Bridge
In some situations, if teeth on both sides of a bridge are in good condition, a Maryland Bridge is an option. This type of bridge attaches to existing teeth on either side of it, using a metal strip in the back.