What do you do when you have a missing tooth and you want to fill that gap? One of the many options we have here is a dental bridge. Dental bridges are basically 3 or more dental crowns linked together to cover up the missing area. We use your teeth around the missing tooth area as anchors for your dental bridge. Like dental crowns, dental bridges can be made from several different types of material. The traditional one is the porcelain fused to metal bridge. We use high noble metals here because they are more resistant to corrosion and also more bio-compatible. Then the porcelain is added on top so that it blends in with the rest of your mouth. With good tooth preparation and proper home care there will not be any metal showing. If you are interested in a more aesthetic option, instead of the metal substructure we can replace that with a zirconia frame. Although zirconia is technically classified as a metal, it actually can be made to match our tooth colors. So for zirconia bridges we can either use zirconia throughout or if your case is more aesthetically challenging we can still layer porcelain on top. These restorations are all customized for your mouth to ensure the best cosmetic outcome.