Don't want an implant?

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.


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Bytes Dental Ballina
Ballina Central Shopping Centre 
T26/44 Bangalow Rd

Ballina NSW

SEE MAP 02 6681 6680

Bytes Dental Lismore
6/14 Pleasant St
Goonellabah NSW

02 6624 7068

Open 6 days 

Monday 9am-5pm

Tuesday 9am-6pm

Wednesday 9am-5pm

Thursday 9am-8pm late night

Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday 9am-4pm

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