dental care


Question by  Ashbringer (9)

What is a Maryland bridge?

My mother's dentist just recommended one for her.


Answer by  SIDDHU (861)

Maryland bridge is a porcelain fused to metal in a metal framework having wings on its sides. These wings have porous surface which adheres via bonding agent to the teeth.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

A maryland bridge is a bridge that has multiple teeth in it but not enough teeth to make a full denture upper or lower. Most of the time the dentist is trying to save as many teeth as possible when they suggest that you get a bridge because they want you to keep what you have.


Answer by  ujwalraimjoshi (729)

Maryland bridge is nothing but to fill the gap with porcelain tooth insurted in metal base / frame after tooth extraction.


Answer by  stacykylemark (342)

This is a bridge that usually replaces one tooth. The bridge has the missing tooth on it and small "wings" on either side of the tooth that are cemented onto the tounge side of the teeth on each side of the space. Usually little or no prepping is needed.


Answer by  S93 (524)

A Maryland bridge is an alternative to replacing a tooth by surgery. These are known to cause a slight darkening or grayness to the surrounding teeth because it is made of metal and glued to the back of the surrounding teeth.

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