A fixed partial denture (FPD), commonly known as a “bridge”, is a technique used to replace one or two missing teeth. As the name implies, this type of restoration is secure and cannot be removed by the patient. Loss of teeth can affect your ability to chew and make your teeth more difficult to clean, and can also change your appearance. A fixed partial denture is one or more replacement teeth attached to the adjacent natural teeth. The procedure typically takes two appointments. The initial visit involves preparation of the anchor teeth, making an impression, and placing a temporary restoration. The second is for the placement and cementation of the bridge.
To learn more about bridges and if that is the right option for you, read our “Implant vs Bridge” article or contact our office.