Dental Bridge

Shirley Zhao, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Zhao Dental

Shirley Zhao, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Pleasanton, CA & Tracy, CA

A dental bridge can fix a cracked or chipped tooth and resolve many other bothersome dental problems. At Zhao Dental with two offices in Pleasanton and Tracy, California, Shirley Zhao, DDS, and the caring dental team help you prioritize your dental health and provides bridges and other valuable treatment options to enhance the functionality and aesthetics of your smile. Learn more about dental bridges and schedule your appointment online or call Zhao Dental today.

Dental Bridge

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is an innovative dental solution specially designed to bridge the gap left by missing teeth. Your dentist might suggest a dental bridge to permanently connect adjacent teeth or dental implants to your artificial tooth.

If your single missing tooth is leaving a gap, a bridge is typically made up of two crowns placed on top of your natural teeth on either side of the gap.

Bridges can be made from several materials, such as porcelain ceramic. Zhao Dental uses only the safest high-quality dental materials and offers quality porcelain bridges. 

Porcelain is a durable, reliable, and lasting dental material. It is also natural-looking and aesthetically beautiful.

What are the different types of bridges?

You can choose from different types of bridges. At Zhao Dental, your dentist can help you determine what’s best.

Traditional fixed bridges

Traditional fixed bridges are usually made from porcelain that’s fused to ceramic. A fixed bridge has a filler tooth or teeth and two crowns that secure your bridge in place.

The specifics of your bridge procedure vary depending on your dental health and the type of bridge. For example, traditional fixed bridges are typically created in a special dental lab and involve at least two office visits and a temporary bridge you wear in the interim while you wait for your new bridge to be created.

Cantilever bridges

If you only have teeth on one side of your missing tooth, your dentist might suggest a cantilever bridge.

Dental implants

If your teeth aren’t healthy or if you don’t have enough tooth to support your bridge, your dentist might suggest surgically placing dental implants. A dental implant is an artificial replacement tooth root made from titanium that your dentist surgically inserts into your jawbone. The implant securely holds your artificial tooth or bridge in place.

What are the advantages of a dental bridge?

Zhao Dental provides dental bridges due to the many benefits. A bridge can help: 

  • Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting out of place
  • Improve or restore your ability to speak or chew
  • Correct tooth loss
  • Maintain your facial shape
  • Restore your smile
  • Fill the gap between your missing teeth


To inquire about a dental bridge and how it can benefit your smile and your oral health, click the online booking tool or call your nearest Zhao Dental location today.