The Connecticut Bridge

The Connecticut Bridge (left), which was developed by Stamford dentist Peter Dantini Jr., differs from traditional dental bridges such as the Maryland Bridge (below) in that it has no external metal anchors.

The Connecticut Bridge’s supporting metal is internal. The bridge’s composite anchors slip into inlay preparations in the flanking teeth and are bonded over, making the bridge virtually undetectable and unlikely to become detached, according to Dantini. The external metal anchors of the Maryland Bridge are glued to the backs of the flanking teeth and are visible.

  • How patients rate the Connecticut Bridge

    ” I rate my satisfaction with the Connecticut Bridge excellent, [it is] very comfortable. I don’t know that it’s in my mouth.” — Cheryl Crohan

    “The cost and time spent in preparation was less than I expected. I rate the Connecticut Bridge excellent in fit and comfort. I wish I had come to Dr. Dantini sooner. Previous bridge work is still not fitting properly and is uncomfortable when I chew.” — Joanne Marguy

    What is the Connecticut Bridge?

    The Connecticut Bridge is an innovative esthetic bridge process perfected by Peter Dantini, Jr. D.D.S.

    It falls between a Maryland Bridge and a traditional metal abutment bridge. Essentially, it is a metal reinforced composite restoration that bonds directly to tooth structure at a substantial cost savings over traditional porcelain fused to a metal bridge. This is for patients who want a better looking esthetic bridge with no metal exposure and less tooth loss.

    Will my insurance cover The Connecticut Bridge or any other procedures mentioned ?

    We are happy to submit a pre-treatment estimate to your insurance carrier to determine what they will pay.

    What are the benefits of The Connecticut Bridge?

    It eliminates the need for a temporary bridge, reducing overall cost and time in the chair. It bonds directly to abutting teeth, avoiding problems associated with cemented restorations. It preserves the natural form between tooth and gum, promoting periodontal health. It delivers a more natural looking and feeling restoration.

    Is The Connecticut Bridge right for me?

    If you have spaces between your teeth or are missing teeth and your remaining teeth are healthy, you are a good candidate for The Connecticut Bridge.

    How do I know if I need to have my teeth restored ?

    If you have missing teeth, spaces between your teeth, dissatisfaction with your smile, sensitivity to hot or cold or fractured or discolored teeth, you may be a candidate for the Connecticut Bridge.

    What other options do I have for restoring my teeth?

    For missing teeth, The Connecticut Bridge, other restorative work or implants may be indicated.

    For spaces between teeth, consider Veneer, Bonding or Bridge.

    If you’re disatisfied with your smile, discuss your concerns with Dr. Dantini.

    If your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold you may need Crowns, composite restorations, or simply to brush your teeth differently.

    If you have fractured or discolored teeth you may want to investigate Bleaching, Veneers, Bondingor Crownsand Bridge work.

    How do I get started on my restorations?

    If you are an active patient in this practice, you may receive a FREE dental evaluation to determine the best treatment option for you. At that time, Dr. Dantini will discuss The Connecticut Bridge or any of the other options mentioned on this website.