Dental Bridges in St. Augustine, FL

Coast Dental
Anastasia Island

1081 A1A Beach Blvd
St. Augustine, FL  32080
(904) 471-3291

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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: 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 Anastasia Island dental bridge in St. Augustine, 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 St. Augustine 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 St. Augustine 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 St. Augustine. 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 St. Augustine. A well-maintained bridge can last for a long time. Schedule your appointment today, call (904) 471-3291.

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

At Coast Dental Anastasia Island, 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 St. Augustine, FL?

Contact us today at (904) 471-3291 to schedule an appointment at our St. Augustine 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 Anastasia Island: Dentist Office Reviews

See what our patients in St. Augustine, FL are saying about their experience at Coast Dental Anastasia Island:

D.H.
D.H.
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Office staff very nice. Had X-rays and all good. Appointment at 3 pm. Unfortunately a patient who was being treated by the dentist while I was prepared to be examined by him, required more time than scheduled. I understood and was more than willing to reschedule. I was impressed by the compassion and thoughtfulness of the entire office staff. My follow up once again prolonged due to problems with insurance approval. The dentist is wonderful. Careful in his examination. No rough nor hurried actions. The staff does everything it can to get you your dental benefits. They succeeded. I got full approval. You may spend more time there than one cares to spend at the dental office or in the dentist chair, but you receive stellar pain free as possible care in return for your patience.Truly as a unique enjoyable experience as could be possible when receiving dental treatment. Just be prepared to be patient and allow extra time. You will be greatly rewarded for that time expenditure.
W.B.
W.B.
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Dr McGee and Shelby provided a great service today installing two implants. They made me feel comfortable throughout and were completed much sooner than I expected. Highly recommend Coast Dental's Anastasia island facility for full servicing of your dental needs.
C.J.
C.J.
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I had a wonderful experience as a new patient at Coast Dental Anastasia Island! Jennifer, my hygienist, was very personable and knowledgeable, and made me feel very comfortable during my visit. She took her time with me, explaining beforehand what she would be doing so that there were no surprises. From the x-rays taken to my cleaning, Jennifer was thorough, gentle and kind. I'm so excited I found this great dental office!
J.H.
J.H.
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Great experience. The staff and Dr.Mcgee made me feel very comfortable and they were very caring and you can feel they want you to feel better.looking forward to going back and continuing my road to dental health.and that says a lot for me because I have always been scared going to dentist.love coast dental going to recommend to my friends and family.
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