Dental Bridges in Tarpon Springs, FL

Coast Dental
Tarpon Springs

41324 US Hwy 19 N
Tarpon Springs, FL  34689
(727) 942-4144

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 Tarpon Springs dental bridge in Tarpon Springs, 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 Tarpon Springs 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 Tarpon Springs 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 Tarpon Springs. 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 Tarpon Springs. A well-maintained bridge can last for a long time. Schedule your appointment today, call (727) 942-4144.

Coast Dental Services

Our dentist in Tarpon Springs offers the following dentistry services:

You can count on Coast Dental to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

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General Dentistry

Check-ups and cleanings

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

At Coast Dental Tarpon Springs, 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 Tarpon Springs, FL?

Contact us today at (727) 942-4144 to schedule an appointment at our Tarpon Springs 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 Tarpon Springs: Dentist Office Reviews

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

H.K.
H.K.
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I love Dr Avila. He is wonderful - very personable and funny - and his hygienist staff is also fantastic. I’ve been going to him for almost 20 years now. Coast Dental doesn’t have the greatest repute on because they are franchises, but it’s all about the individual owner and their staff. Also they run a tight ship and I never wait ver long. Check them out. You won’t be sorry.
M.S.
M.S.
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I've been coming here for about 4+ years now. The staff have always been compassionate and kind. My dental hygienist is amazing, I love her, and the Dr. Is always generous with smiles. He is as gentle as possible when he works on your mouth. If you don't have dental insurance, you may want to inquire about pricing so you won't be surprised. They do offer some options to consider if interested. They also accept the Care Credit card. Thank you Coast Dental in Tarpon Springs♡
O.C.
O.C.
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My experience was great, staff is great, Dentist is great. My wait time was not long. The Dentist makes you feel very comfortable. So happy I found this Dentist.
M.N.
M.N.
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I was very happy and pleased with entire team and with Dr. Avila. I have not been to a dentist for some time. So I felt somewhat nervous and embarrassed for not having my teeth cleaned and checked. I was made to feel very comfortable! I truly appreciate your kindness and support in this process. Thank you again! I am so happy that I found a awesome dentist who cares!
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