What is a Maryland bridge?
Maryland bridges are a cheaper alternative to traditional bridges. The pontic is held in place by a metal or porcelain framework with stretches to the two adjacent teeth, as shown in the picture on the left. The artificial teeth that fill the space of the missing ones are called pontics. The framework is bonded on the back of the teeth so as to not impact regular chewing and to keep the mouth aesthetically pleasing. Because of this, the two teeth on the side of the pontic do not have to have their enamel removed.