If you have a gap in your smile due to tooth loss, how long will creating and placing a dental prosthetic take? Using the same technology that enables us to create and place a crown in one visit, we can offer a custom-made solution to tooth loss in a single day as well. Let’s talk about how we address minor tooth loss with our dental bridges in today’s blog.

Creating Same Day Crowns

How do we create crowns in one visit? Well, we employ digital CAD/CAM technology. We begin by preparing the teeth, removing a small amount of outer structure from them. We then take detailed digital impressions, gathering images of the smile. We also take measurements as well. We use these items to create a 3D computer model and upload the information into the onsite milling machine, which crafts the completed crown from a solid block of dental ceramic. We place the new crown with a powerful bonding agent and you leave with a restored smile.

Bridges and Tooth Replacement

A dental bridge replaces between on and three lost teeth in a row. The prosthetic contains dental crowns attached to either end of the replacement tooth or teeth. We remove structure from the teeth on either side of the gap in the smile, and place the crowns on them to secure the new ones in place. Using the technology mentioned above, we prepare the teeth and take a series of digital images and measurements, which we use to design the bridge. We create the 3D model and use the onsite milling machine to create the finished product. Once the bridge is complete, we use a powerful bonding agent to attach the crowns to the prepared teeth, anchoring then new ones in place. We use lifelike materials, which we can shade to blend with the smile, to ensure your prosthetic matches your smile and provides strong, durable tooth replacement.

Caring for Your Prosthetic

Routine care can help ensure your replacement teeth last for many years to come. You should brush and floss your bridge as you would natural teeth, as the teeth supporting the crowns could still be susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. Also, be sure to clean the space between the top of the gums and the bottom of the prosthetic, where food particles could accumulate. If you have any questions about creating and caring for replacement teeth, then please contact our team today.


At Bailey Dental Care, we want you to enjoy a lifelike and durable solution to minor tooth loss. To learn more about our same day tooth replacement options, then please schedule a consultation, call Bailey Dental Care in Smithville, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.