Bridges are also referred to as fixed partial dentures & are bonded to existing teeth or implants to close a gap created due to one or more missing teeth.There are several types of fixed dental bridges ,they cannot be removed from the mouth by the patient, including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges. Unlike a removable partial, which you can take out and clean, your dentist can only remove a fixed bridge. Crowns or bridges made entirely of gold alloy may be more advantageous on back molars that do not require porcelain crowns for appearance.
Porcelain, gold alloys or combinations of materials are usually used to make bridge appliances.
Appliances called implant bridges are attached to an area below the gum tissue, or the bone.
The procedure for fabricating porcelain crowns or bridges is usually accomplished in two appointments with your dentist, the first of which includes preparation and shaping of the teeth, impressions, color selection & digital photography for adequate laboratory communication, and placement of temporary crowns or bridges. At the subsequent appointment, dentist will cement your new porcelain crown or bridge in place.