Dental Bridges in Altamonte Springs, FL

Coast Dental
Altamonte Springs

520 W State Rd 436
Suite 1118
Altamonte Springs, FL  32714
(407) 862-2211

Dentist Office Hours

Monday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Dental Bridges

Missing teeth can cause a large number of problems, from impacting your appearance and self-confidence to making it difficult to eat or speak. One way to solve these problems is by replacing the missing tooth or teeth with a Coast Dental Altamonte Springs dental bridge in Altamonte Springs, FL.

A bridge is a prosthesis (replacement part) that spans the gap with one or more artificial teeth. The artificial tooth is called a “pontic” after the French “pont” for bridge. The healthy adjacent teeth, called abutments, provide support on either side – just like a bridge spanning a canyon.

In order for the abutment teeth to provide this crucial support, they must be crowned or “capped.” First, the abutment teeth are prepared by removing their enamel and creating enough space for the crowns to fit over them and completely cover them. The crowns on the abutment teeth will be attached to the pontic in between. The pontic is really just another crown; the difference is that it has no tooth underneath.

Building a Bridge

If you have one missing tooth, your bridgework in Altamonte Springs will require two crowns and a pontic. The crowns will cover abutment teeth on either side of the gap caused by the missing tooth. These two crowned abutment teeth will then become supports for the pontic placed in between them, filling the empty space. This arrangement is known as a three-unit bridge.

If more than one tooth is missing, more crowns will be needed to bridge the gap in between the abutment teeth. More abutment teeth may also be needed to support the longer bridge. Our dentists in Altamonte Springs will consider the number of missing teeth, the size and length of the abutment tooth roots, the amount of bone support each abutment tooth has, as well as the location of the missing teeth to determine the best type of bridge to create. For example, if you have three missing teeth, four abutment teeth may be necessary, thereby creating a seven-tooth bridge. Understanding how to replace teeth requires an understanding of the biology of the gums and bone tissue as well as how to engineer and design a bridge.

What to Expect

Getting bridgework usually takes two visits to the dentist in Altamonte Springs. During your first visit, we will prepare your abutment teeth, using local anesthesia to minimize any discomfort from drilling. We will then take a mold of your prepared teeth using a putty-like impression material, or we may create a 3D model using digital scanning equipment. The 3D models of your teeth will aid the dental laboratory technicians who will make your bridge. We will give you a temporary bridge to wear before you leave the office.

At your next visit, we may be ready to cement your permanent bridge in place. A brief transition period may follow as you become accustomed to the feel of the new bridge against your lips, tongue, and cheeks.

Crowns and bridgework require the same home care as all your other teeth. Be sure to brush and floss all of your teeth – natural and replacement – every day to reduce the build-up of dental plaque. When you have a bridge, it’s even more important to keep your appointments for cleanings at the dental office in Altamonte Springs. A well-maintained bridge can last for a long time. Schedule your appointment today, call (407) 862-2211.

Coast Dental Services

Our dentist in Altamonte Springs offers the following Dentistry Services:

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Patient Comfort and Satisfaction at Coast Dental Altamonte Springs are our Top Priorities.

At Coast Dental Altamonte Springs, we want to make your visit as pleasant and stress-free as possible. We take the time to get to know you, answer all your questions, and create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. Your oral health and wellbeing are our top priority, and we are committed to helping you smile with confidence for years to come.

Contact Us Today!

Ready to experience the best dental care in Altamonte Springs, FL?

Contact us today at (407) 862-2211 to schedule an appointment at our Altamonte Springs dentist office. 

Our friendly staff and experienced team are here to answer all your questions and address any concerns you may have. 

Let us help you achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime!

Coast Dental Altamonte Springs: Dentist Office Reviews

See what our patients in Altamonte Springs, FL are saying about their experience at Coast Dental Altamonte Springs:

C.L.
C.L.
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They are extremely nice here and the dentist is very professional and caring. I went in needing emergency work done right away but they took care of me as if I had been a patient there for years. They make you feel welcomed and safe. While writing this it’s the day after my tooth extraction and the doctor did so well it doesn’t hurt that much at all! I can’t say enough about this place if your insurance covers them Go!
D.B.
D.B.
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My appointments with Dr. Harrison have always been very positive. He has preformed many dental services for me over the years. I know that I'm in good hands with him. I am so pleased with the staff that works during the week that I don't mind missing work to schedule with them. The assistants, hygienists and front desk staff are also very skilled, patient and kind.
K.W.
K.W.
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Same day dentures are amazing even though I was in a lot of pain after the. Procedure they made sure that I had something for my pain And a after hours number to call if I need anything Dr. Harrison was amazing and team there are amazing pictures are of the same day my all my top teeth were pulled so not the greatest picture
J.A.
J.A.
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The whole staff is a blessing. I prefer everybody to go there . They are very sweet and caring. And plus they make sure all your needs is taken care of before you leave out of the building.
C.W.
C.W.
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I recently switched to coastal due to insurance. So i needed a crown and everything they did was great perfect fit look. Dr harrison and staff are very patient and make you comfortable because im not an easy patient when it comes to pain. They never push you to do extra cleanings etc it’s totally ip to you on your care! Love it!
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