Dental bridges are recommended for patients who may have one or more missing teeth in which their smile, eating habits, oral health, and speech may be impacted. One of the most popular types of bridges on the market today is the Maryland Bridge because there is very little adjustment that needs to be made to the teeth surrounding the bridge. This type of bridge is created using a special resin which is cemented to the enamel of your teeth along with a metal framework. Another benefit is the fact that there are only light preparations needed so there is no need to expose the dentin of the tooth. This helps for patients who would perhaps suffer from sensitivity issues after a regular bridge would be set in place. The disadvantages of this type of bridge is that the bridge is attached to the teeth on either side and can become unstable and this can eventually cause a bigger gap then the one you started with. This is not something that would happen overnight, but over a prolonged period of time. At MIC a Maryland Bridge is often proposed as a fixed provisional treatment to replace a missing tooth or teeth, while they are waiting for their permanent tooth, either because a tooth was recently extracted or a bone graft or implant are still healing. An implant supported bridge works independently and does not affect any of the teeth around it and would act just like the root of a normal tooth, this is why this would be the preferred method for patients.