How Dental Bridges Work
Types of Dental Bridges
Cantilever bridges are similar to traditional bridges, but they only connect to one adjacent tooth. This allows you to preserve more of your healthy tooth structure. However, cantilever bridges are not commonly used because they aren’t as secure as bridges that attach to both sides of the gap.
Maryland bridges use metal or porcelain framework instead of crowns to hold the pontic in place. With these bridges, you adjacent teeth don’t have to be filed down. Instead, the bridge just has two small wings that can attach to your teeth with minimal alterations.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
Missing teeth are more than just a nuisance. They can affect how you chew and speak, alter the shape of your face, and cause your remaining teeth to become misaligned. If you have one or more missing teeth, contact Woodmen Views Dentistry to discuss dental bonding and bridges. Our dentist in Colorado Springs will evaluate your teeth and help you decide on the best treatment.