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Corona Family Dental at Spring Forest
10940 State Road 70 E Suite 102, Bradenton, FL 34202

(941) 756-9604

Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota East is Now
Corona Family Dental at Sarasota East
8282 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34241

(941) 256-3475


Complex & Restorative Dentistry 

Dentures, Bridges, Crowns & Fillings

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Periodontal disease and other factors can cause bone loss in the bones surrounding your teeth. This bone loss can be detrimental to the health of your teeth and cause your teeth to become loose or even fall out. If your teeth have become loose, or you have lost teeth due to bone loss, it might be time to consider dentures. There are many types of dentures, but all are designed to help you eat and talk regularly, just like natural teeth. Dentures can be an effective way to improve the appearance and comfort of your mouth, as well as boost your self-esteem.

Your dentist will examine your mouth and determine which loose teeth must be pulled and which are healthy enough to stay. Once the teeth are removed, your dentist will take impressions and measure your mouth to get the perfect fit for your dentures.

Immediate dentures are dentures which can be put in place immediately after your teeth are removed. These are convenient because they allow you to have teeth while your gums are healing. After your teeth are removed, the bone and gums which had surrounded them may shrink. If this happens, your dentures may need to be readjusted during the first six months.

It is important to keep your dentures clean by brushing and soaking them every day. When brushing your dentures, remove them from your mouth, and hold them over a bowl of water or soft surface (to prevent them from breaking if dropped). Refrain from using toothpaste as it is too abrasive for the surface of the dentures. Use a non-abrasive denture cleaner instead. Be gentle while scrubbing to avoid scratching the dentures, but thoroughly brush all surfaces, including the part that fits over your gums.

After brushing, soak your dentures in denture-cleaning solution to sanitize them and remove any deep stains. With the proper care and maintenance, your dentures will last several years.


Bridges are preferable over dentures when there are very few teeth missing, or when all of the missing teeth are on the same side of the mouth. A bridge is an artificial tooth which is custom-made for your mouth to fill the space created by the missing tooth.

Every tooth in your mouth is important. When one is missing, it affects the rest of your mouth. One missing tooth can cause all of your teeth to shift and “fall.” Together, all of your teeth form a supportive structure. When one is missing, the rest move, and this movement will cause misalignment of your upper and lower jaw. The extra pressure this causes can be extremely painful and lead to further damage. Fallen and crooked teeth are also more difficult to clean, increasing the risk of infection and gum disease.

A missing tooth that has been left untreated will affect the shape and appearance of your face as well as your comfort. The factors associated with a missing tooth (mentioned above) can lead to bone loss. As many of your teeth become loose or fall out, your jawbone will no longer be able to support your lips and cheeks in the same way it had. This will cause your facial structure to fall, giving your face an older or gaunt appearance.

A bridge is meant to keep the structure of your mouth intact, so you do not have issues with shifting teeth or infection. Bridges may be made rom gold alloys, porcelain bonded to a metal alloy, or ceramic. A bridge is a custom tooth that takes the place of a lost tooth, both functionally or cosmetically.


Crowns are full-coverage tooth restorations that are used to cover a tooth that is likely to break or is too broken down to be restored with a filling. They are usually necessary after a root canal treatment or when a large filling wears out. If a cavity is left untreated for long enough, the tooth will likely need a crown replacement. When a cavity gets too large, the tooth structure breaks down significantly. Even if it is filled, the tooth is still at a high risk of breakage. Crowns are placed over the weakened tooth,
providing strength and protecting the tooth from damage.

Crown procedures are typically done in two appointments at our Lakewood ranch office. During the first appointment, the tooth is cleaned and disinfected. Your dentist will also take an impression and shape the tooth, so the crown will fit correctly. You will be given a temporary crown to wear while the permanent one is being made. On the second visit the temporary crown will be removed, and permanent crown cemented in place.


Fillings are used to fill the holes of teeth that were infected or decayed. Teeth are usually filled with bonded, tooth-colored, composite resin. If cavities are treated early enough, fillings can prevent the need for tooth extraction.


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