A fixed bridge is a restoration designed to fill spaces in the mouth due to tooth loss. This restoration is permanently cemented and does not come out. Fixed bridges can be full gold, all porcelain, or porcelain to precious or noble metal. This is usually a two-appointment procedure. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared for the bridge, an impression is taken, and a temporary bridge is made. The dental lab then fabricates the bridge which usually takes about two or three weeks. The second appointment consists of cementing the bridge permanently. Fixed bridges are predictable, beautiful long-term restorations.