Dental Bridges in Port Charlotte, FL

Coast Dental
Port Charlotte

4161 Tamiami Trail
Suite 604
Port Charlotte, FL  33952
(941) 255-8500

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: 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 Port Charlotte dental bridge in Port Charlotte, 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 Port Charlotte 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 Port Charlotte 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 Port Charlotte. 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 Port Charlotte. A well-maintained bridge can last for a long time. Schedule your appointment today, call (941) 255-8500.

Coast Dental Services

Our dentist in Port Charlotte offers the following Dentistry Services:

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

At Coast Dental Port Charlotte, 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 Port Charlotte, FL?

Contact us today at (941) 255-8500 to schedule an appointment at our Port Charlotte 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 Port Charlotte: Dentist Office Reviews

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

R.A.W.
R.A.W.
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PROS: Great experience. Friendly staff. On time. Clean. MUHAMMAD AWAN made sure I was comfortable. I’ve been back several times and he has always been very clear if there is a charge BEFORE he does anything. My FAVORITE part is that he doesn’t feel like a salesman that happens to clean teeth! I am satisfied enough that I recommend Muhammad to my own mother. CON: Weird parking lot. Everyone drives around looking for building numbers and not where they’re driving.
T.H.
T.H.
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1st visit was great! Very organized process including staff was experienced & kind... Contact with the entire team was enjoyable... Willing to work around my schedule as I am an over-the-road trucker out 2-3 months at a time.... I recommend this Coast Dental location in Port Charlotte, FL to anyone and everyone....
J.K.
J.K.
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My mother was in a care facility that lost her teeth. The staff at Coast Dental got her in and a new set of dentures that fit her wonderfully. There were a couple of hiccups with the lab but the staff found the issue fast and resolved the problem expediently and efficiently. Five stars is not enough.
F.L.
F.L.
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Dr Prescott and Anna were awesome. I had 2 crowns done and it was absolutely painless. This is coming from someone that is extremely nervous in the chair. It was a very good experience.
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