Dental Bridges in Douglasville, GA

Coast Dental
Douglasville

3308 Georgia 5
Suite E
Douglasville, GA  30135
(770) 947-0006

Dentist Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
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 Douglasville dental bridge in Douglasville, GA.

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 Douglasville 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 Douglasville 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 Douglasville. 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 Douglasville. A well-maintained bridge can last for a long time. Schedule your appointment today, call (770) 947-0006.

Coast Dental Services

Our dentist in Douglasville offers the following Dentistry Services:

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

At Coast Dental Douglasville, 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 Douglasville, GA?

Contact us today at (770) 947-0006 to schedule an appointment at our Douglasville 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 Douglasville: Dentist Office Reviews

See what our patients in Douglasville, GA are saying about their experience at Coast Dental Douglasville:

M.S.
M.S.
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As always everything ran smoothly with little waiting. Dentist and assistant were very professional and worked on my fillings with great care for me. I was asked several times how I was doing. Shots administered painlessly. I have used this practice for years.i have never had a bad experience.
P.F.
P.F.
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I went into coast dental for a Dental clearance for surgery. After completing the x-rays, I was told that I needed a bridge because it was potential signs that an infection could set in. Therefore, my medical clearance was not signed off on that day. However, the office manager was very kind, sweet and understanding that she was able to work me in the following week. On October 17 was the day of my procedure. When I entered the office I was very nervous about having the procedure done. The doctor entered the room, introduced himself. I still was feeling a little nervous and uptight. However, he informed me that I would be OK. Still feeling a little nervous when the procedure started. However, from the tone of his calm voice and the words that he spoke made me feel relaxed. He constantly used the words “ it looks good you’re doing great, continue to relax, it made the procedure go by fast and pain free. I was very pleased and satisfied. Thanks to the doctor and his team. Forever grateful
J.F.
J.F.
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I came to Coast Dental because of a toothache. My 1st visit took time, new patient. Every step taken was discussed before any work took place. Was able to save the tooth, got a root canal and crown. Everyone there has great bed side manners! I’m impressed with the quality of work that Dr. Rolle and his staff give. Gained My Trust for sure!! I confident in dental care here at Coastal….Securing the smile I want!!!
L.W.
L.W.
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They worked me in immediately for an emergency situation. I’ve never been to a more comforting dental practice in my life. Everyone there is wonderful and I am so grateful. Dr. Rolle is very gentle and all his associates are too. Wish I would’ve found this practice a long time ago.
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