A fixed bridge is a restoration designed to fill spaces in the mouth due to tooth loss. This restoration is permanently cemented and does not come out. Fixed bridges can be full gold, all porcelain, or porcelain to precious or noble metal.
This is usually a two-appointment procedure in our Daytona dentist's office. In the first appointment, I prepare the teeth for the bridge, make a temporary (provisional) bridge, then take an impression. My dental lab fabricates the bridge which usually takes about two or three weeks. The second appointment consists of cementing the brige permanently. Fixed bridges are predictable, beautiful long term restorations if treatment planned correctly.