This type of restoration consists of one or two artificial teeth bonded to a set of “wings” on each end to replace missing teeth, which has been in use for over 20 years.
At the beginning, the false tooth was attached to wings made of metal, but metal wings tended to harm and discolor the teeth they were affixed to. Subsequently, advancements in dentistry have led to the wings being fashioned from resins that eliminate these problems.
Preparation requirements for this restoration are similar to that of most of the crowns and bridges. The prosthesis is fabricated in a dental laboratory after taking an impression.
Soft tissues are not disturbed with Winged Bonded Bridges, which simplifies impression procedures. Moreover, plaque removal can be easier when utilizing this type of bridge. They are mainly indicated to replace anterior teeth that cannot be saved.
Winged Bonded Bridges have many advantages. One of this is the reduced price. This type of restoration is more inexpensive than other types. Additionally, there is no invasive procedure to the gum because the replacement tooth is simply placed in the area where the lost tooth used to be.
Another advantage is the fact that anaesthesia is not normally required, and there is no need of grinding the adjacent teeth when placing another type of prosthesis, because the wings are bonded to them. One of the biggest benefits of Winged Bonded Bridges is that the wings can help stabilize the teeth that they are attached to.