Bridges

bridges1Bridges occupy the space left by one or more missing teeth in a row. Made in a lab, these custom dental prosthetics are permanent, non-removable, replacement teeth. A dental bridge is anchored to one or more teeth, called abutment teeth, as stabilization points.

Dr. DeFinnis will evaluate your case and determine which style of bridge you need.

Traditional Bridge: This type of bridge is used when there are two abutment teeth available on either side of the gap.

Cantilever Bridge: When only one tooth is present on either side of the space left by a missing tooth, a cantilever bridge anchors to one tooth.

Maryland Bonded Bridge (resin-bonded bridge): These bridges use “wings” extending from the prosthetic tooth. The wings are bonded to the abutment teeth.