What is a fixed bridge?

A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth that is between two natural teeth. Unlike a removable denture, a bridge stays in your mouth. It is made by putting crowns on the adjacent teeth and attaching a third tooth, called a pontic, in the middle. The pontic replaces the missing tooth. Most bridges can be expected to last from five to seven years.

What is a bonded bridge?

A bonded bridge is a variation on the traditional bridge. Sometimes called a Maryland bridge, a bonded bridge is made out of porcelain and gold. It is bonded to minimally prepared adjacent teeth. This makes it a less invasive procedure than a traditional bridge, but this limits its use to areas of your mouth with low chewing pressure.