The traditional bridge is the most commonly used type of bridge. It consists of crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap which serves as anchors for the pontic. Traditional bridges are usually made of porcelain fused to ceramic or metal.
Also known as the Maryland bonded bridge, the resin-bonded bridge is composed of many materials, including porcelain fused to metal, complete porcelain, or sometimes plastic teeth and gums that are supported by a porcelain or metal structure. The bridge’s wings, which are usually made of metal or porcelain, are tightly bonded to the natural teeth on each side.
Cantilever bridges are used where only one side of the void has permanent teeth that can act as anchors. Cantilever bridges have previously caused issues when used in the back of the mouth, exerting excessive strain on the anchor tooth, resulting in injury and even breakage.