Maryland Bridge


The Maryland Bridge is an increasingly popular kind of bridge as very little preparation of the adjacent teeth is required. Maryland bridges are made up of a special ceramic material, which is cemented on to the enamel of the adjacent teeth.A Maryland bridge consists of a metal framework with a porcelain tooth baked onto the front of the framework. The framework then ends up as a false tooth with two metal wings on the side. These metal wings are prepared to have a porous surface so that they can receive a bonding agent, and then the wings are bonded to the back sides of the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. 

Reason for Maryland Bridge: 

 One way to replace a tooth is the Maryland bridge. 

What does Maryland Bridge involve: 

One of the benefits of the Maryland bridge is the minimal preparation and that there's no need to expose the inner part of the tooth known as the dentin. This helps to minimize the risk of you experiencing sensitivity in your teeth following the procedure. Also, as the nearby teeth won't need to be altered greatly, the process is normally completely reversible. It is often performed without the need for local anesthetic.

A small amount of preparation is usually made to your natural teeth in order to accommodate the bridge. An impression is taken of the mouth and this is then sent off to a laboratory in Perth, where they specialise in custom bridge manufacture. It is often necessary for the patient the visit the dental technician in order to match the colour of the ceramic crown to the adjacent teeth.

The placement of the Maryland Bridge is also very straightforward and involves the use of specialised dental adhesives to secure it into place.

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