Dental Bridges in Palm Coast, FL

Coast Dental
Palm Coast

250 Palm Coast Parkway NE
Suite 606
Palm Coast, FL  32137
(386) 446-5595

Dentist Office Hours

Monday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday: CLOSED
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 Palm Coast dental bridge in Palm Coast, 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 Palm Coast 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 Palm Coast 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 Palm Coast. 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 Palm Coast. A well-maintained bridge can last for a long time. Schedule your appointment today, call (386) 446-5595.

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At Coast Dental Palm Coast, 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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Contact us today at (386) 446-5595 to schedule an appointment at our Palm Coast dentist office.

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

Coast Dental Palm Coast: Dentist Office Reviews

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

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Dr. Gordon is a kind and compassionate dentist and person. He makes the patient feel important. (I might also add, he shows great respect to his staff, at least from what I observed) His new assistant is top notch. I felt very comfortable with her expertise. The front desk ladies are great. I, unfortunately, have had a number of re-dos, which has brought me back to the office time and time again. The staff shortage is the main concern that I see with this practice. They need more help, plain and simple.
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The staff at this dental office is the best we’ve had in years! They care about you as an individual, not just as a “patient file”. They went above and beyond for me at our last visit. I did not realize I had insurance, silly I know, as it was provided by my ex. The staff worked alongside with me for over 30 minutes to help me not only find my plan, but applied it to that days visit so that I could almost $200. They were kind and helpful and honestly among the best!
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I’ve been a patient at Coast Dental for almost 20 years. The Care is the best. They really take the time to listen explain everything and make you comfortable.
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Dr Porter is the best most honest dentist we have ever been to. Wherever she moves we will follow!
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