Why didn’t my dentist tell me about the Maryland Bridge? I discovered this myself while searching on the Internet.
Ken in Grand Forks, MN
In most cases a Maryland Bridge won’t work for a missing tooth. Further, some dentists really don’t know how to do them, and there can be technical problems, because they are not as strong or reliable compared to a conventional dental bridge.
In my opinion, the dentist should provide you with all of the options for a missing tooth: either a conventional dental bridge or a dental implant is the way to go. And in some cases, a removable partial denture may be another option. In some unique situations, an Encore Bridge or Maryland Bridge would be an option.
Learn more about procedures used for missing teeth here.