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Dental Bridges in Lawrenceville, GA

Coast Dental
Lawrenceville

455 Grayson Hwy
Suite 4B
Lawrenceville, GA  30046
(770) 963-5999

Coast Dental Lawrenceville

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 – 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 3:00pm
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 Lawrenceville dental bridge in Lawrenceville, 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 Lawrenceville 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 Lawrenceville 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 Lawrenceville. 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 Lawrenceville. A well-maintained bridge can last for a long time. Schedule your appointment today, call (770) 963-5999.

Coast Dental Services

Our dentist in Lawrenceville offers the following Dentistry Services:

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General Dentistry

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

At Coast Dental Lawrenceville, 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 Lawrenceville, GA?

Contact us today at (770) 963-5999 to schedule an appointment at our Lawrenceville 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 Lawrenceville: Dentist Office Reviews

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

M.C.
M.C.
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Dr. John and Norma took amazing care of me today. I have an enormous amount of anxiety about getting dental work done. They showed patience during the entire process, took the time to explain each step and even discussed the financial aspect of things. Small details will keep me coming back, a slight touch on the arm when I was so tense that I was almost off the chair (thanks Norma) or a quick pause upon shown discomfort (thanks Dr. John). I highly recommend based on my experience.
H.G.
H.G.
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Thank you so much, had the best experience so far. I would highly appreciate what you did. I was comfortable during my cleaning. Thank you so much Dr. John and My Dental hiegenist Ayne
J.R.G.
J.R.G.
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Friendly staff! Dr. Quinn did a good job on my necessary extraction. Explained procedure, no discomfort afterwards. Good post opt check included in procedure cost!
W.D.
W.D.
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The front desk didn't know if I was new or if I had an appointment because they were not in the front desk when I came in. And the appointment time was twenty minutes late. The hygienist was great she explained all of the things she did and what I would have to do to help make sure I was able to keep up with keeping up with my progress .
T.M.
T.M.
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Our son experienced a tooth injury today at a sports event. Dr. Taylor and Minza as well as the receptionist were quick to get us an emergency appointment. The were friendly and knowledgeable. I am grateful for their willingness to see a new patient on short notice with professionalism, promptness, and genuine care!
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