This is an example of a conservative Maryland Bridge.
Also, below, there is an example of an all-porcelain bridge.
This is replacing a front central incisor. The "wings" are bonded to the adjacent teeth.
This shows TWO Maryland Bridges replacing both lateral incisors.
All Porcelain bonded bridges.
This shows how a conservative preparation can be done for an All-Porcelain Bonded Bridge.
This shows the porcelain bridge with the "wings".
This shows the bridge cemented in the mouth.
This procedure is NOT indicated when the adjacent teeth are mobile, or if the patient has a heavy bite on the area. Those forces can twist and rotate the teeth and put excess torque on the bridge and potentially "pop" the bridge loose.
These photos courtesy of DENTISTRY 2000. To go back to the dental consumer information library, click here.
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