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Implant-Supported Bridges

Are there gaps in your smile from two or more missing teeth? 

Implant-supported bridges can replace lost teeth, boosting your confidence and preventing serious oral health problems.

At our Jackson, MS, office, Drs. Roger B. Parkes and R. Clarke Stewart can place an implant-supported bridge to restore your smile.

What Are Implant-Supported Bridges?

An implant-supported bridge consists of one or more false teeth held in place by dental implants. This bridge is designed to look and function like your natural teeth following tooth loss. 

An implant-supported bridge is a great solution for people missing two to four consecutive teeth. If you are missing most or all of your teeth, a denture may be a better option. You're a good candidate for an implant-supported bridge if you're in good overall health, have otherwise good dental health, have healthy gums, and don't use nicotine products that could slow down the healing process after dental implants.

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Restore Your Smile with Us Today

No matter what kind of dental work you need, our dentistry practice strives to ensure your comfort and safety from initial consultation through final follow-up. From crowns to dentures, we use the latest high-tech equipment and a caring manner to perform your restorative dental work and restore your smile.

We have been helping patients in the greater Jackson area, including Clinton and Ridgeland, since 1983. Dr. Parkes and Dr. Stewart are assisted by a well-trained team including staff who have been with the practice for over 30 years. Together, we can help you achieve the dental results you're looking for.

Contact us at our Jackson, MS, office by filling out our online contact form or by calling:

(601) 956-1230 

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Traditional versus Implant-Supported Bridges

While both of these solutions are effective ways to replace missing teeth, traditional bridges cannot stop the bone atrophy that follows tooth loss. Although you can expect a traditional bridge to restore function and maintain dental alignment for many years, you may eventually need a bone graft beneath the bridge.

Additionally, traditional bridges require your dentist to crown the two teeth on either side of the gap, heavily altering these healthy, natural teeth.

An implant-supported bridge can provide the stimulation necessary to maintain jaw tissue and avoid the need for a bone graft in the future. And since implant bridges rely on implants for support, there is no need to crown healthy teeth.

5-Star Reviews from Our Patients

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CCR LLC

2019

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Most people consider dental work to be an unpleasant experience. Not so with these folks! From the minute I walked in all the ladies in the office were cheerful and accommodating. Dr. Stewart and Doris Ann did an amazing job with my surgery...no pain or problems, then or now, days later. They got my lingering problems corrected and I'm very impressed! Can't say enough about the care and professionalism. Two thumbs up to them and their team for a pleasant experience!! Mike O.-Canton

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Janice Walker

2019

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My experience at Periodontal Associates was phenomenal. The minute I walked into clinic, I was made to feel welcomed and cared for. The staff is so friendly, as well as efficient. Dr. Stewart is very personable, and he did an amazing job with my gum grafts. I healed very quickly with minimal pain. I feel as if I have new friends. I highly recommend Periodontal Associates of Jackson.

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How Is an Implant-Supported Bridge Placed?

Before you can receive your dental bridge, you will first need a surgical procedure to place the dental implants. We can do the entire dental implant procedure in our dentistry office in Jackson, MS, without having to refer you elsewhere. Our practice has been providing patients in the greater Jackson area, including Clinton and Ridgeland, with specialized services such as implants for over 30 years. 

Our practice has been performing periodontic treatments for over 30 years. 
Our practice has been performing periodontic treatments for over 30 years. 

X-rays

Schedule a consultation with our Jackson, MS, office where we will take x-rays to ensure you have enough bone density to support your implants, and that your gums and teeth are healthy enough for surgery. The x-rays will also help us determine where we will place your implants.

Implant Placement

After you're comfortably sedated, your dentist will place titanium dental implants in your jawbone to act as tooth roots and provide the bridge with a strong foundation. Your implants will then have to heal over a period of three to six months and fuse with the bone (a process called osseointegration).

Abutment Placement

Once your gums have healed, your dentist will attach abutments to the implants to hold your bridge in place. Your gums will then need about two weeks to heal as they form a seal around the abutment.

Impressions

Your dentist will make impressions of your teeth and send them to a lab to manufacture your dental bridge.

Dental Bridge Placement

Once your restoration is received from the lab, your new dental bridge will be fitted to your implants. We will make sure it feels comfortable and looks indistinguishable from natural teeth before cementing it in place.

Aftercare

Following your implant placement, we recommend eating soft foods for the first few days. Try not to chew around the implant site to minimize pain, and avoid disturbing the healing process. Additionally, try to avoid:

  • Chewing hard objects
  • Drinking hot beverages
  • Consuming alcohol

Once your dental bridge is in place, you can treat it how you treat your other teeth. Brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, using mouthwash, and scheduling regular exams with your dentist can go a long way in preserving your implants and ensuring your mouth can support them.

With proper care, your dental implants can last a lifetime, and the bridge can last 15 years or longer.

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Stephen Pridmore

2021

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Dr. Jamie Howard is very kind, gentle and precise, and took really good care of me for my dental surgery. I highly recommend her to anyone needing periodontal care.

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tom hrbac

2021

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Dr. Roger Parks and his staff are extremely professional and compassionate! Their personal attention was invaluable to me before, during, and after my surgery! Very grateful!

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How Many Teeth Can I Restore?

Implant-supported bridges most commonly replace two to four teeth in a row. If you are missing a single tooth, we can replace it with a single dental implant and a custom crown. If you are missing all of your teeth on one or both dental arches, we can provide an implant-supported denture, which provides more stability and function than a traditional denture. 

During your appointment, we can assess your needs and determine if an implant-supported bridge, denture, or other procedure is the best way to replace your missing teeth.

How Can I Pay for This?

While most insurance plans will contribute to the cost of your bridge, they probably won't contribute to the cost of the dental implants.

We believe in making the valuable benefits of an implant-supported bridge accessible to those who need it most, which is why we work with CareCredit®. This third-party lender can help you pay for any out-of-pocket expenses through low-interest and interest-free payment plans.

Dr. Roger B Parkes and Dr. R. Clarke Stewart

Periodontal Associates of Jackson, P.A.

Our periodontists, Dr. Roger B. Parkes, Dr. R. Clarke Stewart, and Dr, Jamie Howard, are committed to providing patients in Clinton, Ridgeland, and Jackson, MS, with high-quality care in a comfortable setting. They are affiliated with several professional organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Jackson Dental Society

To schedule a consultation at our periodontal practice, contact us online or call (601) 956-1230.

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"Thank you for everything! You have a very friendly office where people greet you by name. Everyone makes me feel at ease and welcome as if I'm the only patient you have. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my periodontal treatment. Kudos to Dr. Parkes and his staff." Alex S.

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