Maryland Bridges (Supporting Treatments)

Maryland Bridges

Maryland Bridges at Marylebone Implant centre

Maryland Bridges 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.

At the Marylebone Implant Centre the Maryland Bridges is often proposed as a fixed provisional treatment to replace a missing tooth or teeth, while the patient doesn’t have their treatment concluded, either because a tooth was extracted recently extracted or a bone graft or implant are still healing.

Maryland Bridge Fitting Procedure

For most bridges to fit properly in your mouth, a dentist will have to make some alterations to your original teeth. A mold will be made of your teeth and sent off to a lab in which they will create a custom bridge to fit specifically in your mouth.

Once the bridge is manufactured and sent back to your dentist, you will then be ready to have it fitted into your mouth. There is little discomfort for this procedure, but many dentists will still give their patients a local anesthetic to help them cope with the discomfort.

For Maryland Bridges there may be a little bit of shaving required to ensure that the bridge fits securely, but this will be minimal. After the Maryland Bridges is set in place, Dr. Santos will ensure that everything feels and looks right. He will also check for the bite and fit to ensure you are happy with the final product. After everything is perfect, your new Maryland Bridge will be permanently set in place using dental cement.

Maryland Bridges Care

A Maryland Bridge can last ten years or longer if it’s well maintained. The best way to care for your new Maryland Bridge would be to treat it as your natural teeth, so brushing your teeth as well as your bridges is extremely important. This will help ensure that you will not have bad breath or be subjected to tooth decay and gum disease.

Flossing is also a very important step to ensure that your care for your new dentures properly.

All of our dentists are registered with the GDC, while our treatment is all approved under BDA, GDC and UK standard guidelines. To find out more about any of the services we provide, and why we should be your first choice if you’re looking for a dentist to carry out dental implants, give us a call on 020 3434 2934.