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Dental Bridges Lakewood Ranch

Bring Back Your Natural, Healthy Smile in Lakewood Ranch with Dental Bridges. 

If you are suffering from tooth loss in Lakewood Ranch, dental bridges are an excellent option to restore not only your dental health, but your smile as well. In addition to restoring your smile, dental bridges will allow you to return to normal eating habits and protect your remaining teeth from moving or shifting.  If you feel you are a candidate for dental bridges, contact the experts at East Lakewood Dental. Located in Lakewood Ranch, Dr. Faulkner, and Dr. Lafrenz have been providing quality dental care to the residents in the community for over 30 years.  With thousands of satisfied patients and an abundance of positive reviews, we are one of the best and most respected dental offices in the area.  For more information about dental bridges, call or contact our office today.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a type of restoration used when you have one or more teeth missing in a row.  Bridges, as the word would indicate, “bridge” the gap caused by tooth loss.  A bridge can be constructed for one tooth or for several teeth.  The bridge is secured by dental crowns on either side of the gap.  A dental bridge will seamlessly mirror the size and shape of your original tooth or teeth and restore your smile to its natural state.

What are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?

From reducing tooth decay to protecting your remaining teeth, the benefits of dental bridges include:

  • A bridge will assist the patient’s ability to properly chew their food.
  • Bridges will protect the remaining teeth from moving or shifting, helping to prevent further damage and additional cost to the patient to return their smile to its natural state.
  • Reduces the chance of tooth decay to the remaining natural teeth.
  • Your new bridge will transform your smile, appear natural and function as if they are your real teeth.
  • Installing a bridge is a less invasive procedure than installing implants. It takes less time to complete the entire procedure to restore your mouth to its natural appearance.
  • A bridge is more stable than a traditional denture as it is securely fixed to the surrounding teeth.


Dental Bridges Lakewood Ranch

Smile with Confidence in Lakewood Ranch with Dental Bridges

Treatment Stages of Installation of Dental Bridges

1st Stage – The patient’s natural teeth on either side of the gap will be prepared for the procedure.  After cleaning the surrounding teeth, we will remove part of the existing tooth structure to allow the dental crowns to be set in place which will act as support for the new bridge.  After taking an impression, which will be used by our laboratory to construct the permanent restoration, a temporary crown and bridge will be installed to protect your teeth and gums from damage while the laboratory creates your new bridge.


2nd Stage – In a short time your new bridge will be completed by the laboratory.  Upon your return to our practice, your new bridge will replace the temporary one with permanent crowns that will be attached to the bridge with cement or a bonding solution.  The new bridge will fit seamlessly with your remaining teeth and blend with your natural smile.


Contact East Lakewood Dental for Dental Bridges in Lakewood Ranch Today!

East Lakewood Dental understands that your smile is one of the first things people notice about you.  Each patient’s situation is unique, but the professionals at East Lakewood Dental can assess your individual situation and help you determine the best approach.  Contact us today to learn more about how dental bridges may the right solution for your dental condition.

I’ve been going to Dr. Faulkner for years… my wife works at a different dental office and i still prefer to go to Dr. Faulkner. Hes as fast as possible with each procedure while having quality work. His confidence is what sets him apart from the rest. While he knows his boundaries, his confidence on his work settles you and makes you feel comfortable. I wouldn’t think to go anywhere else!

Matthew C.

Why Choose East Lakewood Dental?

Easy Scheduling

Quick & Easy Scheduling of Appointments


Over 30 years of experience in dentistry.

Financing Available

We accept most insurance plans and offer financing through CareCredit.

Convenient Location

6320 Venture Drive Suite 102
Bradenton, FL

East Lakewood Dental is Proud to Offer Dental Services to the Communities in

Lakewood Ranch
North Sarasota
South Sarasota
Venice Gardens
and All Surrounding Areas