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Dental Bridges in Wesley Chapel, FL

Coast Dental
Wesley Chapel

Hollybrook Plaza
5348 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL  33544
(813) 973-1837

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 Wesley Chapel dental bridge in Wesley Chapel, 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 Wesley Chapel 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 Wesley Chapel 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 Wesley Chapel. 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 Wesley Chapel. A well-maintained bridge can last for a long time. Schedule your appointment today, call (813) 973-1837.

Coast Dental Services

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

At Coast Dental Wesley Chapel, 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 Wesley Chapel, FL?

Contact us today at (813) 973-1837 to schedule an appointment at our Wesley Chapel 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 Wesley Chapel: Dentist Office Reviews

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

S.B.
S.B.
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I always have a great experience at Coast Dental Wesley Chapel. Everyone is so kind, courteous and accommodating. My dental hygienist whose name I cannot remember is always so gentle when doing my cleaning and taking x-rays. I wish I could remember his name. I would highly recommend Coast Dental in Wesley Chapel
H.C.
H.C.
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What an experience, I went to coast dental since it had been atleast to admit two years since Covid to ever step into a dental office. I made an appointment and spoke asking for a cleaning. They said yes they can do it the same day. The day of my appointment I was greeted, very nicely welcome ladies in the front and waited until my turn. I went into the room, they presented my a treatment plan and were breaking it down to what my insurance cover and what doesn’t. Now, super nice young dental assistances. Im afraid of the dentist but the staff Dr Ellorin was amazing Mr version and and Miss Esperanza who also spoke spanish or english which was more comfrorting made me feel comfortable, took my X-rays and Dr. Ellorin diagnosis and ensured and had been told i've had a build a bit of plaque and watch a few teeth, its been a few year but i got an all clear. I actually floss and brush to avoid the dentist lol and my gums don't bleed except the back cause those are the difficult places to reach. mr June the hygienist was super nice and explained the difference of cleaning i ended up needing a deep cleaning not just a regular. yes the cost was costly but in its worth for the long run so i highly suggest this team !
M.H.
M.H.
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First time here and what a very pleasant experience, all the staff did a great job with me and my wife. Stephanie, Esperanza, Dr. Kevin and Yuang were so professionals. They did everything in their hands to understand all our process (we come from another dental clinic for more than 4 years), gave us options and explained all steps. These people LISTEN!
C.
C.
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The dental hygienist, male, was wonderful. He is kind, thorough & explains things to me. 3rd time I have had him & highly recommend.
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