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A fixed partial denture (FPD), commonly knows 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 you appearance. A fixed partial denture is one or more replacement teeth attached tot eh 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 replacement and cementation of the bridge.
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