What Is a Bonded Dental Bridge?

Bonded bridges are a temporary tooth replacement option to fill gaps caused by missing teeth in the front of the mouth. This method of tooth restoration uses a natural or artificial dental crown with two metal “wings” affixed to the back. Each wing is bonded to the back surface of the neighboring teeth with a dental cement.

Although the bonded bridge maintains aesthetic appeal, it should not be used for biting into harder foods like apples or carrots. Because it is simply glued to the adjacent teeth, it could pop off during heavy use.

However, bonded Maryland bridges play an important role for our Long Island and New Jersey dental patients.


Alternatives to a Dental Bridge

Illustration of Dental Bridges from Advanced Periodontics NYCIf you’re not a candidate for a dental implant, but you don’t want to have a traditional dental bridge made, a bonded bridge is the best alternative. No invasive therapies or surgeries are necessary.

Because these Maryland bridges are not an ideal long-term solution, they are usually preferred as an interim therapy prior to more permanent treatments.

When to Consider a Bonded Bridge

Maryland bridges area ideal for situations like:

  • A teenager or young adult who has lost a tooth due to an accident, and may not be able to get an implant yet
  • Space preservation after a dental extraction and prior to dental implant therapy
  • Avoiding reshaping of adjacent teeth for a traditional bridge
  • When the knocked-out tooth is still in one piece, using the natural crown structure as part of the bonded bridge, until another more permanent solution is provided

At Advanced Periodontics and Implant Dentistry we’re able to assist our patients in tooth preservation and replacement through treatments like bonded bridges, dental implants, gum therapy, and more. Contact us today to book a consultation.

Dr. Daniel Nejat, DMD
Dr. Daniel Nejat, DMD
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Dr. Daniel Nejat is a board-certified periodontist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. As one of the leading NYC periodontists, he has made significant achievements beyond the educational requirements of the specialty. Dr. Nejat has been practicing since 2003.

Dr. Daniel Nejat is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Northeastern Society of Periodontists, the American Board of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the New York Dental Society.