Maryland Bridge

Maryland Bridge

Maryland is essentially a crown with "wings" on either side, which enables affixing the crown to the adjacent teeth on their posterior side. The frame of the maryland bridge is constructed from various materials such as composite resin, fibre-reinforced tooth colored resin, zirconia or porcelain.

Maryland Bridge FAQs

1What are the advantages of maryland bridge?
  • Comparatively quick solution. It can be completed in single sitting.
  • The biggest advantage is no preparation of the adjacent teeth required except for in certain circumstances in which minimal preparation of their back side is needed.
  • There is no need to expose the inner part of the tooth known as the dentin. This helps to minimize the risk of sensitivity in your teeth.
  • The process is normally completely reversible.
2Can children also get this treatment ?
Yes, children can get this treatment. This procedure is very useful for young patients who are missing teeth in the front of their mouths. There is no need to wait until growth completion.
3Does this procedure require local anesthesia?
No, there is no need for local anesthesia.
4Is it possible to complete a treatment in a day?
Yes, it can be completed in one day only.
5Does this procedure require grinding of adjacent teeth?
No, we do not grind adjacent teeth and that is the beauty of this procedure.

Example of a Maryland Bridge treated at AuraCare Dental clinic

In this case upper central incisor have been missing.
The routine option available was rehabilitation using a bridge which requires grinding of the adjacent teeth. The patient rejected this option by giving reason that she did not want sacrifice healthy teeth. So we close to replace the tooth using a Maryland bridge.
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