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Dental Bridges

When you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, it can kick-start a cascade of dental problems.

Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville can get ahead of those problems with a dental bridge that replaces lost teeth and looks totally natural. 

We offer traditional dental bridges as well as implant-supported bridges at our Knoxville, TN, practice.

Looking for a Reliable, Natural-Looking Bridge? Here's Why You Should Choose Us

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30+ Years of Service

Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville has been providing restorative dentistry procedures for more than 30 years, and our dentists are dedicated to your family's dental health. The practice has hundreds of glowing reviews that attest to our quality of work and compassionate dentistry.

Minimally Invasive

Conservative Dentistry

Do you have teeth that are damaged but not yet lost? We won't recommend more work than you need. Our dentists are uniquely trained in biomimetic dentistry, which focuses on preserving the structure of your natural teeth whenever possible. 

Advanced Technology

Advanced Technology

From our Tekscan™ T-Scan to our advanced dental lasers, we use sophisticated technology to achieve accurate diagnoses, comfortable treatment, and optimal results. Our technology and cutting-edge techniques can maximize your dental health.

"I Can't Say Enough Good Things."

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Zan Passante

2021

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I can’t say enough good things about this dental practice ... Dr. Sliger went so far above and beyond to take my mom in for an emergency crown fix and she even offered to come pick up a dental impression at my house. Who offers that kind of service these days? This practice does!!! ... I don’t usually leave reviews for Dentists but I am thoroughly impressed with everyone and everything about this practice.

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Sharon Collins

2021

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I read through several of the glowing reviews and I have to say I’m in total agreement with every positive thing that has been written. It’s ALL TRUE ... Dr Bailey has set a standard of quality that, in this day and age, is not often encountered. She, as well as her dental assistant and office staff, are truly, as someone stated so well in their review, the gold standard in the practice of dentistry.

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What Is a Dental Bridge?

Bridges are a row of artificial teeth called pontics that restore your smile and give you a functional bite. With a traditional bridge, natural teeth on either side of the gap are shaped so that crowns can be securely attached in order to support the bridge. Our Knoxville, TN, practice also offers dental bridges supported by dental implants, which offer the additional benefit of preventing bone loss.

Traditional versus Implant-Supported Bridges

A dental bridge spans the gap in your smile by filling it with artificial teeth called pontics. The bridge can be held in place either by dental crowns placed on natural teeth or with dental implants.

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Traditional Dental Bridge

A traditional bridge consists of false teeth (pontics) supported by two dental crowns at either end. Traditional bridges typically can replace a row of one to three missing teeth, but are not suitable for longer gaps. This is the faster and more affordable dental solution.

Implant-Supported Bridge

Implant-Supported Bridge

Modern dentistry has introduced the implant-supported bridge, which is held in place by small posts inserted into the jaw. If you are missing one tooth, a single implant can support an individual artificial tooth. If you are missing more teeth, you will need two or more implants to support each end of the bridge.

Which Dental Bridge Is Right for Me? Call for a Consultation

The first step in making an informed decision is to request a consultation. Drs. Ruth Bailey or Kasey Sliger at Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville will carefully examine your mouth and discuss your goals. After gathering this information, they can explain which type of bridge is suitable for your needs as well as the pros and cons of each.

Speaking with our dentists and getting information relevant to your needs will allow you to make an informed choice.  Are you ready to restore your smile? Contact us today by leaving an online message or calling.

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"Off the Charts Incredible."

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Christine McCabe

2021

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This group of professionals is absolutely off the charts incredible.  Dr. Bailey has managed to create a team of genuinely caring, professional and knowledgable people. I am never nervous or scared to go to the dentisit anymore! They are ALL very calming and friendly.

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Melanie Mccoy

2020

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The entire staff treats you as tho you were the only patient in the office, and Dr Bailey uses the most advanced and least non evasive approach to your dental needs. When you leave you know you are walking out with the best smile possible!

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Why Are Implant-Supported Bridges the Preferred Choice?

While traditional bridges are a reliable and less costly solution for missing teeth, they do have shortcomings that make dental implants the ideal solution in many cases:

Bone Retention

Conventional dental bridges do not stop the bone loss that occurs when a tooth is lost. Implants, on the other hand, work as replacement tooth roots and send signals to the jaw to maintain bone tissue.

Conservation of Dental Tissue

Reshaping the teeth that support a traditional bridge increases the risk of damage to these otherwise healthy teeth. Using implants to support either side of the bridge can prevent the need to alter healthy teeth.

We Precisely Measure Your Bite to Ensure the Right Fit

Have you ever gotten dental work and discovered later that your bite is "off?" Drs. Bailey and Sliger at Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville go to great lengths to ensure this doesn't happen to you by digitally measuring your bite with a Tekscan T-Scan. 

This extra step allows the dentist to accurately assess how your new dental bridge and other teeth meet. By identifying any high spots immediately, they can adjust your restoration so it is comfortable right from the start.

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Are You Missing Several Teeth? Have You Considered Dentures?

Dental implants not only support dental bridges, but also do an incredible job of securely holding a full denture in place. You'll feel like you have your natural teeth back. Discover how reliable and functional dentures can be when they are supported by dental implants. 

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Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville

For over 30 years the team of compassionate professionals at Cosmetic Dentistry of Knoxville has provided families in the greater Knoxville area with beautiful smiles through biomimetic dentistry. Our dentists are members of a number of national affiliations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of Cosmetic Dentists
  • American College of Dentists
  • International College of Dentists
  • Academy of Biomimetic Dentists

To schedule an appointment at our Knoxville, TN, dentistry practice contact us online or call (865) 588-1294.

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Ruth E. Bailey D.D.S.

6001 Walden Dr
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Knoxville, TN 37919

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