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Maryland Bridge
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The adhesive bridge is a fixed dental prosthesis. The dentist also calls it Maryland bridge or adhesive bridge. In the past, other designs such as the Rochette bridge where used for treatment. The advantage of this bridge alternative is that the neighboring teeth don't need to be polished, so little or no damage is caused to them. This kind of resin retained dental prosthesis is reasonably cheap compared to other options such as dental implants and is usually well tolerated by patients. The bridge is bonded on the side teeth wit the aid of a “claw”. Therefore this dental bridge is not extremely stable; it is often used in the lower jaw front area. So, bigger gaps and/or gaps in the side area should not be treated with a Maryland bridge. The resin-retained bridge is increasingly being used in modern dentistry as an alternative to more damaging treatments. This has been motivated by the introduction of evidence based dentistry, that proves the benefits of reduced tooth preparation and the significance of an unharmed enamel structure for the long-term health of the teeth.
Produced: 03/2011
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