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Four Types of Dental Bridges

Four Types of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are a popular tooth replacement solution for those who are missing one or more teeth. They are used to fill the gap left by missing teeth and restore the appearance and function of your smile. Bridges are permanent and offer a more secure and comfortable option than dentures or partial dentures. We will discuss the four types of dental bridges that are available to you and their pros and cons.

If you are considering a dental bridge to replace one or more missing teeth, read Dental Bridges: Is This The Right Tooth Restoration For You?

Which Dental Bridge Is Right For You?

Traditional Bridges
Traditional bridges are the most common type of dental bridge and are made from porcelain or ceramic fused to metal. They are attached to surrounding teeth, which act as anchors, and are supported by dental crowns. This type of bridge is ideal for people with healthy teeth on either side of the gap and can provide a natural-looking solution. They are also strong and durable, making them a good choice for those who need to replace missing molars.

Cantilever Bridges
Cantilever bridges are similar to traditional bridges, but only require support from one tooth. This makes them a good option for those who are missing a tooth in an area where they have limited surrounding teeth. However, they can put more stress on the supporting tooth and may not be suitable for everyone. Your dentist can help you determine if a cantilever bridge is the right choice for you.

Maryland Bridges
Maryland bridges are made from porcelain or resin and are bonded to the backs of surrounding teeth. They are less invasive than other types of bridges and can be a good option for people with limited dental issues. However, they may not be suitable for those with a lot of bite pressure or for those who are missing multiple teeth. They are also less durable than traditional bridges and may need to be replaced more often.

Implant-Supported Bridges
Implant-supported bridges are the most secure type of dental bridge and are attached to dental implants. They are ideal for those who are missing several teeth and provide a permanent solution that does not affect surrounding teeth. They are also the most comfortable option, as they mimic the feel and function of natural teeth. However, they are also the most expensive type of bridge and may require multiple dental visits.

The Right Dental Bridge For You At Dr. Korol

There are several options available for those looking for a dental bridge to replace missing teeth. Each type has its own pros and cons, and Dr. Korol Dental can help you determine which type is right for you. Whether you need a traditional, cantilever, Maryland, or implant-supported bridge, there are options for durable, high-quality, and long-lasting restorations. With the right care and maintenance, your dental bridge can provide a permanent solution for years to come. 

Dr. Korol and her skilled and compassionate team are committed to providing the highest quality and safest, most holistic approach to dental care, oral health, and overall well-being. We offer the newest and most effective treatments and technologies to support a lifetime of good health. Our practice is committed to a biocompatible approach to family dentistry. Book your appointment by calling (403) 245-9099 or filling out our online form.


Proper care for a dental bridge includes brushing and flossing regularly, avoiding hard or sticky foods, and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings. Read How To Maintain Your Dental Bridge for more information.

Yes, a dental bridge can be removed by a dentist if necessary.

With proper care and maintenance, a dental bridge can last up to 10 to 15 years or more.


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