Dental Bridge

A missing tooth can leave a large gap in your smile, undermine your oral health, and even leave you feeling embarrassed to share your smile.

If you are missing one or more adjacent teeth, a dental bridge can fill in the gap to restore the aesthetics and function of your smile.

Learn how the Elite Dental Care team in Jackson, Dyersburg, Germantown, and Trenton, TN, can restore your smile with a bridge...

Why Consider a Bridge?

Improve Your Oral Health

If tooth loss is left untreated, it can lead to serious oral conditions, such as dental misalignment, bone loss, and facial structure changes. By restoring a missing tooth, a dental bridge can help you maintain a healthy smile

Look and Feel Younger

Tooth loss can make you look prematurely aged. It can also affect your face shape, making your cheeks and lips look sunken. A bridge can fill in large gaps so that your face looks fuller and younger.

Enjoy a Fully Functional Bite

A missing tooth can prevent you from chewing or speaking properly. When you restore your smile with a bridge, you can enjoy your favorite foods and enunciate all words correctly and clearly. 

Discover Which Tooth Loss Treatment Is Right for You Visit Elite Dental Care Today

Tooth loss can leave you feeling unhealthy and self-conscious. Bridges are a natural-looking, modern solution that can improve your bite and restore your confidence for years to come.

At Elite Dental Care, our dentists combine their training and skills in restorative and cosmetic dentistry to create high-quality dental bridges that look and feel natural. To stay up-to-date on the latest dental techniques, our doctors maintain membership with several organizations: 

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Tennessee Dental Association
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation

Don't take our word for it. Your new smile will speak for itself. With four office locations serving, Jackson, Dyersburg, Germantown, and Trenton, TN, we have helped many patients throughout Tennessee discover their best smiles. Request a consultation online, visit your nearest office, or call our Jackson office to learn more:

(731) 664-9556

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Going to the dentist seems as though it is a family reunion every six months.  Great staff and excellent dental care for all that pass through the door.

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2020

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I never dreamed visiting the dentist could be such a pleasant experience.  Everyone in that office is 100% professional, competent, and ALWAYS looking to make you comfortable and relaxed. They do dentistry right!

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What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a restoration made up of artificial teeth known as pontics and two dental crowns, designed to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The pontics are cradled in between the two dental crowns, which are cemented to the teeth on either side of your gap. Our dentists carefully design each pontic and crown in your new bridge to match the shade, texture, and shine of your natural teeth. 

We Offer Two Types of Dental Bridges

Diagram of bridge

Traditional Bridge

Typically made from durable, natural-looking porcelain, a traditional bridge is designed with at least one pontic flanked on either side by dental crowns. These tooth crowns will support the restoration and are permanently cemented to the neighboring, healthy teeth. For this type of restoration, our conservative approach preserves as much natural tooth structure as possible, providing long-term benefits to jaw and gum health.

Diagram of implant-supported bridge

Implant-Supported Bridge

If you are looking for a stabler, longer-lasting approach, you may enjoy an implant-supported bridge. For this type of restoration, your doctor will first surgically insert small titanium dental implants into your jawbone. Dental implants are commonly used to attach tooth crowns, dental bridges, and dentures directly to the jaw. Once the dental implants have successfully fused with your bone, we will securely affix a durable bridge to the implants. 

Special Considerations for Dental Implant Patients

To qualify for an implant-supported restoration, our team will check:

Your Jawbone Health

First, we will check your jawbone for any signs of bone degeneration or gum recession. Sufficient jawbone strength is important to ensure the implants are able to successfully fuse and form a firm foundation for your restoration. If any signs of bone loss are found, bone grafting may be necessary to help strengthen your jawbone.

Your Overall Health

In order to receive dental implants, you need to be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery. During your first consultation at our Jackson, Dyersburg, Germantown, or Trenton, TN, office, one of our dentists will review your medical history, preexisting conditions, and list of medications to ensure that you have the best chance of success

"Great place to go for and dental needs. The doctors and staff are so kind and make you feel like part of their family, I highly recommend Elite Dental." Margie W.

What to Expect During Your First Appointment

Our doctors can conveniently perform all steps involved for both traditional and implant-supported dental bridges under the same roof at our state-of-the-art facilities in Jackson, Dyersburg, Germantown, and Trenton, TN.

Consultation

One of our highly trained dentists will examine your smile and talk to you about your goals to determine whether a tooth crown, bridge, or denture is the appropriate solution. 

Imaging

Our team will scan your teeth and gums using 3-D cone beam x-rays and other advanced technology to determine your candidacy and decide which restoration is best for your longterm health.

Impressions

With our digital imaging, we can create a more accurate treatment plan that will deliver optimal results. These digital impressions also eliminate the messy putty molds formerly used to help design dental bridges.

Treatment Plan

The doctor will create a personalized treatment plan that will include the costs involved and the type of sedation preferred. All restorations that we provide are created with advanced dental porcelain for optimal aesthetics and durable, lifelike results. 

The Placement Process for a Traditional Bridge

Timeline for a Traditional Bridge

Sedation

During your dental bridge procedure, we will first administer any agreed upon sedation to ensure your comfort. Once you are ready, we will begin your treatment.

Tooth Preparation

Your doctor will carefully reshape and resize the two teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. This process is vital for the bridge to adequately and securely fit.

Impressions

We will then take detailed impressions and place a temporary restoration while you wait for your permanent bridge.

Fabrication

Next, we will send your digital impressions to a trusted offsite lab. There, a skilled ceramist will use medical-grade porcelain to craft your custom bridge.

Placement

Once your restoration is completed, we will check the fit of the bridge before securely bonding it to your teeth with special dental cement.

Receiving an  Implant-Supported Bridge

Timeline for an Implant-Supported Bridge

Sedation

If you are receiving dental implants, we will numb the surgery site and administer additional sedation if necessary.

Implant Surgery

One of our dentists will surgically insert at least two implant posts to support your restoration. Once the implants are in place, our dentist will carefully suture the gums back together.

Recovery

After the surgery, your jaw will require four to six months to fuse with the posts. This healing period is crucial to the longterm success of your bridge.

Abutment Placement

Once the implants have fused with the bone, our doctors can attach abutments (small connectors) to each implant post and then affix your dental bridge.

See the Results for Yourself

Before bridge placement
Before This patient's missing tooth left a noticeable gap in his smile.
After bridge placement
After With a dental bridge, his smile has been filled in completely and naturally. 

Contact Elite Dental Care & Get Started Today

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Our Germantown Location

If you are missing a tooth, you should seek professional treatment before the onset of more serious symptoms. At Elite Dental Care, we create custom tooth crowns, dental bridges, and dentures that look and feel great for many years to come. Whether you opt for a traditional dental bridge or an implant-supported restoration, our dentists can provide the care you need. To get started, request an appointment online, visit one of our offices, or call our Jackson office:

(731) 664-9556

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Susan Miller

2020

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My husband went in for significant dental work.  The crowns and veneers look incredible, and his recovery was much smoother than we had hoped for.  The doctor checked in with us ever day (even on the weekend).  I highly recommend Elite Dental.

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2020

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Elite Dental is the best dental clinic, ever! The dentist and staff are awesome. Very efficient, polite and they will take anyone’s fear out of going to the dentist. They explain in detail the procedures, charges and all pertinent information a patient needs to know! Make an appointment today! You will be happy you did.

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How Much Does a Dental Bridge Cost?

The cost of your bridge will depend on the size of the restoration, the quality of the porcelain, and the condition of your smile. If you choose to support your bridge with dental implants, the cost of surgery will also add to the final cost of your dental procedure.

At Elite Dental Care, we want every patient that needs a bridge to be able to afford one. We proudly accept CareCredit® financing to help offset the costs for patients that desire implant-supported bridges when insurance may only cover a traditional bridge.

Nervous about Your Upcoming Dental Procedure?

At Elite Dental Care, we use state-of-the-art tools and gentle techniques to keep patients comfortable and relaxed during each office visit. For patients who suffer from dental anxiety, we offer sedation dentistry.

Sedation dentistry is our signature service. Our Jackson, Dyersburg, Germantown, and Trenton, TN, dentists have the advanced training necessary to safely administer oral conscious sedation. Oral conscious sedation can help you slip into a twilight sleep, leaving you with little to no memory of your dental procedure. 

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Elite Dental Care

Each doctor at Elite Dental Care is specially trained in: 

  • Oral conscious sedation
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Dental implants
  • Cosmetic dentistry

To experience the outstanding level of care we provide to each and every one of our patients, book a consultation today. We invite you to request an appointment online or call one of our four area offices in Germantown, Jackson, Trenton, or Dyersburg, TN.

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Contact us today if you have a question or would like to schedule an appointment. We are here to help!
"I was really impressed! They were super nice, professional and very informative with each step of the process. They have a desire to go above and beyond." Christina

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