Groveport Dental Group uses a bridge, sometimes called a fixed partial denture, to fill the gap where teeth are absent. The artificial teeth literally bridge the gap where one or more teeth are missing. The restoration can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support. Depending on which type of bridge your dentist recommends, its success depends upon its foundation. So it’s very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong. Bridges require two appointments to complete. During the first appointment, an impression will be made to create your bridge and a temporary bridge will be used until your second appointment when your permanent bridge will be installed.