2nd October 2019


What is a cantilever bridge in dentistry?

Cantilever bridges are most often used when abutment teeth are located on only one side of the missing tooth or in areas of mouth that are under less stress. A cantilever dental bridge often uses the same number of dental crowns, but the layout is different.

Similarly, you may ask, what is a cantilever used for?

A cantilever is a rigid structural element, such as a beam or a plate, anchored at one end to a (usually vertical) support from which it protrudes; this connection could also be perpendicular to a flat, vertical surface such as a wall. Cantilevers can also be constructed with trusses or slabs.

Where is a cantilever bridge?

Quebec Bridge in Quebec, Canada, a road, rail and pedestrian bridge across the lower Saint Lawrence River and. Forth Bridge a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, near of Edinburgh City Centre. Its longest span is 520 m. Minato Bridge in Osaka, Japan with its longest span of 510 m.

What is the strongest type of bridge and why?

The arch bridges bent more than either the truss or beam bridges. My hypothesis was incorrect. Overall the beam bridge appeared to be the strongest type, although the truss bridge was more rigid up until the point of failure.
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