Dental Bridges in Lake City, FL

Coast Dental
Lake City

1166 SW Main Blvd
Lake City, FL  32025
(386) 752-7373

Dentist Office Hours

Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 1:00pm
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 Lake City dental bridge in Lake City, 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 Lake City 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 Lake City 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 Lake City. 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 Lake City. A well-maintained bridge can last for a long time. Schedule your appointment today, call (386) 752-7373.

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At Coast Dental Lake City, 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.

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Ready to experience the best dental care in Lake City, FL?

Contact us today at (386) 752-7373 to schedule an appointment at our Lake City 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 Lake City: Dentist Office Reviews

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

T.W.
T.W.
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My first visit here and am very pleased with the people and the process. Prices are fair the staff is knowledgeable and honest about health options without pushing you to spend if not necessary. I look forward to a future with Coast.
V.J.
V.J.
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I moved back home to find my brother had become yuck mouth! Since his stroke, no one was taking care of him well enough. The staff was amazing and very accommodating to his disability. His smile is already getting brighter.
P.E.
P.E.
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Great experience. I always have a great experience there. Stephanie always does a fantastic job. She never causes me any pain during my cleaning which is so important to me. I really love it at Coast Dental in Lake City!
M.W.
M.W.
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First time and they were very nice and very helpful on some things I need to be watching.Would recommend them to anyone looking for a new dentist office
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