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Bonded or Maryland Bridge

This is a fixed bridge with a fake tooth held to the adjacent teeth with exterior metal, plastic or porcelain retainers (like wings) that wrap around the teeth. The retainers are usually not visible. The fake tooth can be porcelain, plastic, metal or porcelain fused to metal. . The appliance is cemented via the retainers to the teeth. It is a conservative bridge in that very little of the adjacent tooth structure is removed during the procedure. Since the retainers do not fully cover the adjacent teeth it is not as retentive as a full coverage bridge and may come loose.