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Bridges

Rebuild Your Smile with Custom Dental Bridges

Bridge the gap in your smile confidently with our Dental Bridges at Vlass and Merritt Dental Care in Roswell, GA. Our expertly crafted bridges are designed to replace missing teeth, restoring functionality and aesthetics to your smile. With over 30 years of experience, we ensure that your new bridge blends seamlessly with your natural teeth, enhancing your smile’s appearance and your ability to chew and speak comfortably. Trust our dedicated team to provide a solution that not only looks natural but also lasts.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Our practice takes a personalized approach to dental bridge treatment, ensuring that each bridge is custom-designed to fit comfortably and functionally within your mouth. Whether you need a traditional fixed bridge or a more specialized implant-supported bridge, our experienced dentists will evaluate your oral health, discuss your treatment options, and develop a personalized plan tailored to your unique needs and preferences.

Expert Craftsmanship and Aesthetics

At Vlass & Merritt Dental Care, we understand the importance of a beautiful smile. Our skilled dental team combines expert craftsmanship with advanced materials to create bridges that not only restore function but also enhance the aesthetics of your smile. Using high-quality porcelain or ceramic materials, we meticulously craft bridges that mimic the natural appearance of your teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking result.

Comprehensive Care and Support

From the initial consultation to the placement of your dental bridge and beyond, Vlass & Merritt Dental Care provides comprehensive care and support throughout the treatment process. Our dedicated team will guide you through each step of your bridge treatment, addressing any questions or concerns you may have and ensuring your comfort and satisfaction with the results. We are committed to delivering exceptional care and helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that you can be proud of.

Restore Your Smile with Custom Dental Bridges

Vlass & Merritt Dental Care offers custom dental bridges as a reliable solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring the function, aesthetics, and integrity of your smile. Our skilled team utilizes advanced techniques and materials to create bridges that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, providing a durable and long-lasting solution for gaps in your smile.

Bridges FAQ's

A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth by spanning the gap between adjacent teeth or dental implants. It consists of artificial teeth (pontics) that are attached to dental crowns or abutments on either side of the gap to restore function and aesthetics.

There are several types of dental bridges, including traditional bridges, cantilever bridges, and Maryland bridges. Traditional bridges consist of pontics attached to dental crowns on adjacent teeth, while cantilever bridges are anchored to only one adjacent tooth. Maryland bridges use a metal or porcelain framework bonded to the back of adjacent teeth for support.

Candidates for dental bridges are individuals who have one or more missing teeth and sufficient healthy teeth or dental implants adjacent to the gap to support the bridge. Good oral health and adequate bone support are also important factors for successful bridge placement.

The process of getting a dental bridge typically requires two or more dental appointments. During the first appointment, the adjacent teeth or dental implants are prepared and impressions are taken to create the bridge. A temporary bridge may be placed to protect the prepared teeth. At the second appointment, the temporary bridge is removed, and the permanent bridge is bonded into place.

The lifespan of a dental bridge varies depending on factors such as oral hygiene practices, the strength of the supporting teeth or implants, and the materials used in the bridge. With proper care and maintenance, dental bridges can last for many years before needing to be replaced or repaired.

Read Our 5-Star Ratings

We are new patients to the practice and have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Joseph Merritt. Dr. Merritt is currently treating my mom who is 90 years old and helping her with some aging gum and teeth issues. The technology that Dr. MERRITT has introduced us to has been absolutely incredible but with technology comes questions. Dr. MERRITT took the time to explain everything to us, step-by-step and answered each and every question. He took his time and made sure Mom understood what he was recommending and why. I was very impressed with his attention to detail and caring approach to each conversation. We just returned from our second visit and again can report another great experience and the communication with the practice has been excellent. Kim coordinated all the transfer of mom’s dental records within an hour, so our visits have been very thorough. Did I mention the amazing technology? It is worth repeating. I am so relieved my mom is in excellent hands and we will be returning to continue the treatments Dr. MERRITT has recommended.
Dr. Vlass is my dentist even though I drive 1.5 hours to his office. I trust his judgment and he does a terrific job with my teeth. As I am advanced in years, and he has had to deal with some sensitive conditions in my mouth with outstanding results. I highly recommend their practice.
Have you ever thought you would take the time to give a dentist a review...let alone 5 stars? Well, me neither, until now. My business is all about relationships, so I pay attention when someone else values and understands that relationships are everything too. Joey Merritt, not only gets it, he embraces it. His actions and professionalism forced me to leave a dental practice that my entire family was immensely happy with when one emergency issue was treated with immediate concern at the expense of his personal time. Prior to Joey meeting me in a bad moment, the only thing we knew about each other was that my wife played tennis with his mom. What I learned after that about him was more than enough to immediately come home and tell my family that we had a new friend and dentist for life. True story.
I LOVE Dr. Merritt! He's so kind and compassionate. He's an incredible dentist! His staff is also on the same level. I've been going there for years. I first saw Dr. Vlass, then Dr. Merritt when he joined the practice. I can't recommend them enough!!
I feel that the staff listens to my concerns when I call and they try to schedule me as soon as possible. When I am seen I am confident of their care of my teeth and dental concerns. The staff is very professional! I have been seen by Dr Vlass and Dr Merritt and both are very caring and exceptional dentists. This is an outstanding dental practice! I love my dentists!!

Enhance Your Smile with Custom Dental Bridges

Transform your smile and regain confidence in your appearance with custom dental bridges from Vlass & Merritt Dental Care. Our personalized approach, expert craftsmanship, and comprehensive care ensure that you receive the highest quality treatment and enjoy lasting results. Schedule a consultation today to explore your options and take the first step towards a restored smile.

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Barry L. Vlass, DMD

Dr. Barry Vlass graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelors degree in biology in 1976. He then attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine located in Boston, Massachusetts where he obtained his doctorate in dental medicine (D.M.D.) in 1981.

He began practicing dentistry in Roswell in 1981. Dr. Vlass has enjoyed a successful career in dentistry due to his sincere commitment to continuing education and providing his patients with the latest technology in the field of dentistry.

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Joseph Merritt, DMD

Dr. Joseph Merritt grew up and currently resides in Roswell, Ga., and he is a proud alumnus of Roswell High School. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, he obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Louisville, School of Dentistry.

The driving force of Dr. Merritt’s career is his calling to serve others locally and in communities with limited access to dental care. He has volunteered on multiple dental mission trips to Nicaragua and Jamaica. Dr. Merritt also volunteered at a Free Day of Dentistry several years in a row in Savannah, Ga., where he started his career in dentistry.

Dr. Merritt specializes in restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. He is also a certified Invisalign provider and extensively trained in dental implants.

Outside of the office, Dr. Merritt enjoys golfing, working out, playing cornhole, and spending time with family and friends — especially with his wife Kellie, daughter Lenny, and dog Lady. Anytime you want to talk about Georgia sports… he’s your guy!

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