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Dental Bridges

Missing teeth caused by gum disease, dental trauma, or tooth decay can make it difficult to eat comfortably and speak clearly.

Dr. Jay Measells in Vicksburg, MS, can fully restore your oral function with a traditional or dental implant-supported bridge.

Learn how our dentist can fill the gap in your smile and improve your comfort and health with a custom-crafted dental bridge...

Dental bridges can effectively replace 1 to 3 teeth
At our Vicksburg, MS, practice, Dr. Measells can fill the gaps in your smile with a dental bridge, a natural-looking tooth replacement option.

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"Dr. Measells performed repairs to several of my teeth on February 8, 2016. I was delighted with the results. He and his staff are true professionals, though they treat you like family. I could not be more pleased with my experience with him and his team." Malcolm Allred

Tired of Living with Missing Teeth? Schedule a Dental Bridge Consultation Today

Whether you are missing a single tooth or more, a dental bridge from Dr. Jay Measells in Vicksburg, MS, can rejuvenate the look and function of your smile. Our dentistry practice can replace up to four missing teeth with a custom dental bridge. For patients with more widespread tooth loss, a custom denture can be used to restore your missing teeth. We offer implant dentistry as well for those interested in the unmatched stability and health benefits provided by dental implants. 

During your appointment, our dentist will review your oral health and discuss your options so that you can make an educated decision about your treatment. We can then develop a custom-tailored treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with our Vicksburg dentist, you can contact us online or call us at:

(601) 638-9111

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"They made me feel more than welcome!" Why Vicksburg, MS, Patients Trust Our Dental Team

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brandi fuller

2022

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This office is the best! Dr. Measells and his staff made me feel very comfortable. I have had bad experiences in the past and they made me feel more than welcome! I needed emergency work and he worked me in his schedule. Very professional!! I am a new patient and I highly recommend him!

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jell

2018

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I was delighted with the services I received.

The doctor and his staff were wonderful. He communicated well with me, scheduling an appointment was easy and I was treated well.

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Affordable Dental Care

Many patients hesitate to address a missing tooth because they are afraid they can't afford treatment. Unfortunately, avoiding prompt treatment for a lost tooth can lead to more missing teeth and even bone loss.

To help our patients manage out-of-pocket expenses, we accept a variety of dental insurance plans and provide a number of flexible payment options,  ​like CareCredit® financing and a 5% discount for bills paid in cash.

Our friendly office staff will be glad to file all the necessary paperwork with your insurance provider so that you can make the most out of your benefits. Since a dental bridge is a restorative treatment, many insurance plans cover a significant portion of the cost. 

Dental Bridge Treatment Timeline

The timeline for receiving a dental bridge depends on a number of factors. For patients considering an implant-supported bridge, treatment may take a year or longer depending on whether any preparatory procedures are required.

For a traditional dental bridge, treatment generally includes:

"We use advanced materials for beautifully lifelike results."
"We use advanced materials for beautifully lifelike results."

Initial Consultation

During your first visit, our dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your concerns and goals. Any outstanding issues such as gum disease or tooth decay will need to be treated before Dr. Measells can begin work on your new bridge.

Reshaping Abutment Teeth

Dr. Measells will resize the teeth on each side of your missing tooth or teeth to support the dental crowns that will make up part of your bridge.

Impressions

Next, Dr. Measells will take detailed impressions of your smile. This mold of your teeth will then be forwarded to our dental lab where your new bridge will be fabricated.

Temporary Bridge

Following impressions, Dr. Measells will place a temporary bridge over your prepared teeth while your new restoration is being made.

Fabrication

It takes about three weeks for a skilled technician to carefully craft your new dental bridge from the advanced IPS e.max material. Using guides provided by Dr. Measells, the ceramicist will apply hand-finished details so that your new bridge will integrate seamlessly into your smile.

Placement

Once we receive your new bridge back from the dental lab, you will return to our office where Dr. Measells will make any final adjustments to ensure your dental bridge fits perfectly.

Final Results

Once both you and Dr. Measells are happy with the fit of your permanent bridge, he will secure it in place with dental cement. You will leave our dental office ready to enjoy your fully restored smile. While no downtime is required, you may experience sensitivity in the treatment area for a couple of days. No need to worry though, this side effect generally resolves in a few days.

Watch the Secure Placement Of a Dental Bridge

Unlike traditional dentures, dental bridges easily stay in place. Dr. Measells will use dental cement or dental implants to secure the bridge and abutment teeth. This will allow the fake teeth, or pontics, to remain firmly in place as you eat, laugh, and talk.

Choose a Caring Dental Team And Start Smiling Again

After tooth loss or decay, we can miss many things in life, like easily smiling, talking, and chewing. Though it can be a stressful situation, we offer an effective solution: dental bridges.

Our compassionate team is here to make you feel better. We never judge — and in fact, we're grateful to have the opportunity to bring some well-deserved peace of mind to your life.

Thanks to progress in dental technology, bridges are stronger and more natural-looking than ever. We are proud to use IPS e.max material, which allows our pontics to blend in easily with your smile.

Dr. Measells and the rest of our dental team are excited for the chance to help you. To begin, contact our Vicksburg, MS, office or call

601-638-9111

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After living with pain, stress, or tooth decay, you've found a proven solution to your problems: dental bridges. Come see our welcoming team in Vicksburg for a happy and healthy new smile.

Another 5-Star Patient Review

"Dr. Jay Measells is an excellent dentist.  Jay isn't happy unless the patient is happy.  If you want a dentist that takes personal pride in their work, then you should see Dr. Measells." Casey Stubbs

How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?

While each case can vary, a general lifetime range for a dental bridge is about five to 10 years. You can do your part to ensure that your new bridge lasts as long as possible by practicing proper care.

Our dentist is also happy to guide you through the basics on bridge care, so that you will never be confused about maintaining your beautiful new smile.

Tips for Taking Care Of Your Dental Bridge

Consume Certain Foods Sparingly

Remember to eat mindfully. While your bridge is durable, it can last longer if you avoid certain types of sticky or hard food. Caramel and popcorn should be consumed sparingly after Dr. Measells replaces your bridge.

Keep up With Your Dental Hygiene

Just like your natural teeth, your pontics and abutment teeth will need to be flossed and brushed daily. If you have trouble knowing how long you've been brushing, consider a timed toothbrush, playing a two-minute song, or setting an alarm.

Contact Us If You Need Help

Have a question about your bridge? Worried you're not brushing properly? Notice some looseness? Our understanding team is always here for you if you need help — so please don't hesitate to reach out.

Dr. Jay Measells

Dr. Jay Measells

Our Vicksburg practice is committed to providing family-friendly, high-quality dentistry to patients of all ages. Dr. Measells enjoys helping patients improve the look, feel, and health of patient's smiles through treatments such as: 

To schedule a consultation at our dental office, message us to request an appointment or call us at (601) 638-9111.

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