Conventional fixed bridge
This is another option for replacing a missing tooth which was commonly used prior to the successful development of implant treatment. It involves preparing teeth adjacent to a gap to act as crown retainers to carry the missing tooth. Two visits are required for fabrication in the dental laboratory. The bridge feels and looks like one’s own teeth.
Otherwise known as a Maryland bridge, this bridge design represents a less invasive and less costly alternative to a conventional fixed bridge in that the supporting teeth do not need to be as heavily prepared. This can reduce the risk of complications such as loss of nerve vitality later on.