Restore Your Smile
Missing teeth can cause more problems than just poor appearance. Patients with gaps can often find speaking and chewing difficult. Dental bridges fill in gaps with replacement teeth, restoring your smile and allowing you to eat and speak comfortably. Dr. Scott Azari in Port St. Lucie, FL, can provide you with a beautiful custom bridge.
Enhance Your Smile
Dental bridges are an effective solution to replace one tooth or multiple consecutive teeth. A traditional fixed bridge consists of two dental crowns supporting one or more replacement teeth between them. You can also choose to receive an implant-supported bridge that will not require crowning the teeth on either side of the gap.
Lucie Dental uses zirconia to make dental crowns and dental bridges that are as natural-looking as they are strong.
Restore Your Dental Function
Lucie Dental is committed to providing the residents of Port St. Lucie and beyond with effective dental care that improves function and allows them to smile proudly. Dr. Scott Azari is a board-certified dentist who can restore your ability to eat and speak confidently. He offers different solutions to fill the gaps in your smile. If you think you could benefit from a traditional or implant-supported dental bridge, we invite you to request a consultation at our Port St. Lucie office.
With Dental Bridges Port St. Lucie patients who want either a traditional bridge or a bridge supported by dental implants must first meet certain requirements. They must be:
The abutment teeth that will support the pontic (flase tooth) must be strong and free of decay. Your mouth must be free of gum disease and you must follow a good oral hygiene routine. If you have conditions like gum disease that require treatment, our dentist can review your options with you.
Creating your dental bridge will take a few weeks and healing from dental implant placement surgery can add several months to your treatment timeline. Patients must understand the process and be committed to their treatment before choosing this life-changing dental solution.
If you need to undergo dental implant placement surgery, you must be healthy enough to recover from it. During your consultation for Dental Bridges Port St. Lucie dentist at Lucie Dental, Dr. Scott Azari, will inquire about your dental and medical histories before proceeding with treatment.
At our practice in Port St. Lucie Dental Bridge candidacy won't cost you a thing. Our experienced dentist will gladly examine your teeth to determine if a dental bridge is the right solution for you, and this initial assessment comes at no charge.
Dr. Scott Azari will determine if you’re a good candidate for a dental bridge. He’ll answer all your questions and develop a plan for placing the dental bridge. He’ll also determine the size of your bridge. Dental bridges can generally replace one tooth or up to four missing teeth in a row.
During this first appointment, our dentist will take state-of-the-art digital impressions. This process is much more comfortable for patients than traditional impressions and makes the process of developing your dental bridge quicker and more accurate.
After your impressions, we will send your information to a lab where the dental bridge will be created. We offer zirconia dental bridges made of premium ceramic material that blends in with the enamel of your natural teeth.
In a few weeks, you’ll have your second appointment. Our dentist will shape the abutment teeth on either side of the gap to prepare them for crowns. The crowned abutment teeth will provide support for the dental bridge. Your permanent bridge will be cemented to the prepared teeth, giving you a full, functional smile.
Exploring Tooth Replacement Options
With traditional bridges, the replacement teeth (pontics) are secured in place using the adjacent natural teeth. With implant-supported bridges, the pontics are supported by dental implants. A dental implant is a titanium post that acts as an artificial tooth root. Dental Bridges require at least two implants to support the pontics.
Although this option requires oral surgery and several months of recovery as the implant fuses to the bone tissue, it provides two distinct benefits. First, it eliminates the need to crown healthy teeth. Second, implants are the only restorative treatment that can prevent bone atrophy after tooth loss. Our dentist can help you determine which option is best for your needs.
When it comes to your oral health, you want the best. Lucie Dental is the clear choice for patients in the Port St. Lucie area.
It costs nothing to have our dentist look over your teeth. With our free consultations, Dr. Scott Azari can answer all your dentistry questions before you commit to our clinic and a solution to your oral health needs.
Our dentist is board-certified, with an excellent reputation. Dr. Scott Azari is an American Dental Association Member, a Florida Dental Association Member, and was named one of America's Best Dentists in 2020.
Our office accepts all insurances and your plan may contribute to or cover the cost of your zirconia dental bridge if it's deemed medically necessary. If you have any out-of-pocket costs, we offer financing through CareCredit®, a company that allows qualifying patients to pay for their dental care in affordable monthly installments.
Lucie Dental uses zirconia to make dental bridges. After taking a digital impression of your teeth, we will craft a precise custom bridge from this incredibly durable and lifelike material.
Zirconia bridges last from five to 20 years with proper care. To keep your bridge looking its best, brush twice daily, floss at least once a day, and visit our dentist for regular cleanings.
“Don’t dread your dentist!! This office is beautiful, efficient, and clean. Everyone from the front desk to the back makes you feel at home. Dr. Azari was great at reviewing any concerns, and there was no pressure to do unnecessary work.”
— Erin Rom, Google.
“I am new to the area and was looking for a new dentist. … I am so happy I decided to give Lucie dental a chance. It’s a brand new office—beautiful, clean, brand new. Everyone is friendly, and Dr. Azari is exceptional. I am sending all my family to Lucie Dental.”
— Gisela Jackson, Google.
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— Allison Schaub, Google.
“Lucie Dental is so exceptional!!!! The office is so welcoming and clean. This is the first time I have ever had extensive dental work without any pain. The dentists are so knowledgeable and personal. Rose, Amanda, and the rest of the staff are so polite and accommodating. I would not have chosen anywhere else. I highly recommend Lucie Dental to anyone looking for a great dentist.”
— Mearle Joseph, Google.
“Probably the best dental office in St. Lucie West. Beautiful brand new facility. Super high-tech and they take pretty much all the insurances. They have general dentists and specialists there as well. The staff is very nice and helpful. … I look forward to having a lot of dental work done there. I highly recommend Lucie dental.”
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“The most amazing dental office in the treasure coast. The office is clean and beautiful with all-new state-of-the-art technology. The girls are so friendly and they make you feel so comfortable. This is my new home for all my dental needs.”
— Yanira R.
“My experience at Lucie Dental surpassed any other experience I've had. I recently had crown work done, and the service and experience were the best. … I'm always nervous, but they helped me be so much more comfortable by explaining what they were going to do every step of the way."
— Hollie McDonald, Google, Dental Crown patient.
“I, like a lot of people, am absolutely terrified of going to the dentist. … I will NEVER go anywhere other than Lucie Dental because I now know I have a place that I truly trust and a staff that truly cares about each patient’s individual needs. … This office completely changed my view on my dental experience, and for that, I’m truly grateful!!!”
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“I have found my forever team of professionals who are compassionate, skilled, and genuine in their care for their clients’ oral health.”
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Dr. Scott Azari is proud to serve Port St. Lucie and the Treasure Coast communities with exceptional comprehensive dentistry. We strive to make the highest quality services affordable to all patients through regular specials and in-house dental care plans. Dr. Azari is distinguished in the field with several prestigious affiliations and awards, including:
Are you searching for a new dentist in the Port St. Lucie, FL region? Look no further! Lucie Dental will be happy to schedule you for a free consultation and take care of all your dentistry needs. Dr. Azari offers a wide range of general, cosmetic, and restorative services all in one convenient location. From I-95, take Exit 121 approximately 1.5 miles east. You can find our office in the Shoppes of St. Lucie West across from the Publix. Book your appointment today by contacting us online or by calling (772) 348-4409.
1449 NW St Lucie W Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL 34986