Number of Visits: 2 - 3 visits
Completion Time: 1 week
Recovery Period: None
Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are prosthetic dental devices that are cemented onto existing teeth. At Smith & Jain, we can provide same day crown services to our patients. You can come in the morning and have the crown fitted on the same afternoon using our equipment.
Crowns are used to cover poorly shaped or discolored tooth, replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth structure to do a composite filling, restore a fractured tooth or protect a weak tooth from fracturing.
The crowns at our practice are made without metal and we usually use zirconium and tooth color ceramic.
A dentist may recommend a bridge if you have one or more missing teeth. A bridge will replace the missing teeth, preventing the surrounding teeth from shifting or rotating into the empty spaces. In order to fix the bridge in, the surrounding teeth are prepped for the bridge cementation.
Before the crown or bridge are made, the tooth is prepped by reducing it in size in order for the crown or bridge to fit over the tooth properly. After the prep, a scan or an impression is taken of the tooth to make the crown or bridge to the exact size. At our Smith and Jain practice in Central, we are able to make same-day crowns using our technology to scan the prepped tooth and fabricate the crown using the 3D image generated from the scan.