With the increasing technology and versatility, options have become abundant.

Now, the problem is not to choose dental bridge over dental crowns, but it is the struggle of choosing the correct type of dental bridge for ourselves.

Dental bridges are prosthetic sets of teeth, providing the benefits of both restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

So, which type of bridge should you get?

Well, there are TWO basic types of dental bridges: permanent, and temporary.

Permanent bridges are better, for obvious reasons. And, temporary bridges are often used as an alternative while the laboratory prepares the permanent bridge.

The average life of a permanent bridge is 8-10 years. If you take care of your bridges, it can increase their longevity.

Types of Dental Bridges:

All these dental bridges are permanent. Let’s have a look at what’s better for you…

Traditional bridge

It is one of the most common dental bridges.

This type of bridge consists of a set of two dental crowns. Mostly, the second crown is for the abutment teeth. You can choose if you want a fixed or removable bridge.

It is perfect for those who have one missing, and another decayed tooth.

Cantilever bridge

If you are not comfortable with the invasiveness of dental crowns, you can choose a single one.

The cantilever bridge is a single tooth cap, supported on its own. Mostly, this type of bridge is paired with an implant to provide a firm base.

Without a dental implant, a single tooth crown might not be as effective.

It is for those who do not want to damage other teeth to provide support to one tooth. (TIP: Ask your dentist to pair it up with a dental implant.)

Maryland bridge

This is a process of fixing missing teeth (or damaged teeth) without being invasive…

How does a Maryland bridge get support? 

Usually, a porcelain or metal framework (wings) at the back of the teeth provides undue support to the dental crowns. These wings need to get rebond once in a while.

A Maryland bridge does not require any abutment tooth, but they are not as secure as traditional dental bridges.

Maryland bridge is for people who do not eat much, and consume liquid food. Dentists in Seattle recommend getting a traditional bridge because it is strong and sturdy.

Implant-supported bridge

As we have already discussed, a dental bridge with an implant is strong and durable.

It is an expensive, but effective restorative treatment. An implant-supported bridge is supported by a titanium screw (implant) acting as an alternative to natural bone. This way, you get the full restorative benefits of dental bridges.

A perfect treatment for all age groups. It restores oral health and provides support for the jaw bone.

All types of dental bridges require immense care and precautions. However, some are better (read: implant-supported bridges) than others. You have learned the risks and benefits of each dental bridge type.

Now, you can get in touch with our dentist in Seattle, and get the best consultation in town.










Schedule your Appointment

(206) 547 4131


2101 North 34th Street Suite 170

Seattle, Washington 98103



TUESDAY – 7 AM –  3:30 PM

WEDNESDAY – 7 AM –  3:30 PM

THURSDAY – 7 AM –  3:30 PM


Please fill the form below to contact us