A baby tooth was lost here at age 40. An implant was out of the question. A conventional bridge would require heavy cutting of the teeth either side of the gap. The patient also did not want a denture. Dr Kim Davies opted to do a minimally invasive retained “Maryland Bridge”.
The false tooth was bonded onto the premolar tooth (behind the gap) using a metal wing.
This type of bridge uses a minimal approach, cutting 2 slots into the tooth to allow the metal wing to grip. Normally the metal would not be visible, however this photo was taken from a low angle to demonstrate where the metal was bonded. The patient was very satisfied with the outcome.