At Floss Family Dental, we offer a wide range of dental services, including crowns and bridges.
Crowns are essentially a protective helmet, placed over the top of a tooth to restore its shape, function or appearance. Crowns may be needed to:
- Restore severely broken down, worn or heavily filled teeth
- Improve the appearance of irregularly shaped teeth
- Protect a tooth that is vulnerable to fracture
- Restore a tooth following root canal treatment
Same day crowns
We are very proud to be one of the few dentists in the area to offer same day crowns for many of our crown patients.
Normally, getting a crown involves a couple of appointments extended over 2-3 weeks, with a temporary crown inserted between visits. We have invested in state-of-the-art scanning and milling technology at Floss Family Dental, which allows us to produce same day crowns for suitable patients.
This technology makes the process of getting a crown significantly quicker and simpler than ever before. The digital 3D scanning capability means that accurately recording your tooth/teeth is less intrusive than ever, without the need for messy impressions. The milling technology then produces exceptional crowns that fit beautifully and are precisely colour matched to your other teeth, all whilst you relax in our waiting room. As a result, getting a crown can now be done on the same day.
Bridges can be used to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth. If a gap is left empty, it’s not uncommon for teeth to shift and rotate into these spaces, resulting in misalignment and increased risk of gum disease and decay. The bridge itself consists of a false tooth (called a pontic) which is permanently attached to adjacent crowns to prevent these issues from occurring.
If you feel that you may need a crown or bridge, or are looking for a dental practice with expertise in crowns and bridges, please feel free to contact our team today – we’d be happy to help.