Fixed Partial Denture
Dental prosthesis that is luted, screwed or mechanically attached or otherwise securely retained to natural teeth, tooth roots, and/or dental implant abutments that furnish the primary support for the dental prosthesis.
This may include replacement of one to sixteen teeth in each dental arch. If a metallic or ceramic component is included within the fixed dental prosthesis, that component is termed the framework.
Are you a candidate for Fixed partial dentures:
One or two adjacent teeth are missing in the same arch or short span edentulous arches
The supportive tissues are healthy
Suitable abutment teeth are present
The patient is in good health and wants to have the prosthesis placed
The patient has the skills and motivation to maintain good oral hygiene