Maryland Bridge Conversion to an Implant-Supported Crown

The Story:

This patient had a Maryland bridge which had come loose frequently. She also had difficulty flossing due to bonded extensions of the Maryland bridge.


The Maryland bridge was removed and bonded with temporary cement as a transitional. Following CBCT, optical scan, and full digital diagnostics and implant planning, a single dental implant was placed following digital guided approach. After a 3 month healing period, the implant was restored with a single crown.

Key factors to our success:

  • Digital diagnostics
  • Digital implant planning
  • Surgical guide for implant placement
  • Soft tissue management using a customized abutment and restoration

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