Dental Bridges in Zephyrhills, FL

Coast Dental
Zephyrhills

4924 S Allen Rd
Zephyrhills, FL  33541
(813) 779-8591

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 Zephyrhills dental bridge in Zephyrhills, 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 Zephyrhills 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 Zephyrhills 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 Zephyrhills. 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 Zephyrhills. A well-maintained bridge can last for a long time. Schedule your appointment today, call (813) 779-8591.

Coast Dental Services

Our dentist in Zephyrhills offers the following Dentistry Services:

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Check-ups and cleanings

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All Other Appointments

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

At Coast Dental Zephyrhills, 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 Zephyrhills, FL?

Contact us today at (813) 779-8591 to schedule an appointment at our Zephyrhills 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 Zephyrhills: Dentist Office Reviews

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

C.G.
C.G.
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An excellent professional staff. All staff was kind and made me feel very comfortable. These doctors are really just a phone call away. If you have any problems with what they are doing they will have you back in the office ASAP to have it taken care. This is whether it's your issue or it's just the nature of the procedure. You are not left out there on your own to deal with anything. Best decision I could have made. I’m also very satisfied with the final result!.”
V.M.
V.M.
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I was a first time patient today. Chelsea was the best. Very understanding and dealt with my insurance with patience and professionalism. Great Job! Terrell was my dental assistant . She was exceptional explaining everything. Next I met my NEW dentist Luna, AGAIN no issue. She was thorough, knowledgeable, and very good! This office provided me with everything I’d want in a dentist!!!friendly, kind, caring and understanding! A++++
M.K.
M.K.
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Dr Gheith and her staff are absolutely phenomenal. They treat each patient with care and respect. They have restored my confidence in myself and improved my smile tremendously. They work very quickly and hard, and are very efficient. I recommend this dental office to everyone. The ladies in the front are also very kind and helpful, they will do whatever it takes to help a patient get in a timely manner To be seen and attended to
R.T.
R.T.
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Being new in Florida and a senior lady I was leery of trying to find a new dentist. In Kentucky I had my old dentist for over 15 years so I was really frightened to try a new one. My insurance company recommended Coast dental and I am so happy they did. I was able to make an appointment the same week which I could never do in Kentucky before! The ladies were absolutely wonderful and the dentist was awesome but I particularly enjoyed Natalie the ex-marine who is the x-ray technician and also Annette who did such a marvelous job on cleaning my teeth I felt I had new ones! Can't wait to go back next time which I have never felt happy to go to the dentist before! Thank you so much for soothing my fears and making my teeth beautiful again!
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