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Dental Crowns and Bridges

Our crowns and bridges are custom made in an on-site dental laboratory for optimal strength and aesthetics. Restorations created in a proper dental lab by a qualified and experienced dental technician have better aesthetics, better fit and more durable for everyday wear and tear. Plus, our close proximity to the dental technicians means shades can be taken and checked easily and special case adjustments made prior to fitting.

Selecting the best materials for your crown or bridge means we don’t compromise the future health of your smile. Although it takes slightly more time (one extra appointment), the trade-off is worth it when it comes to what’s best for your teeth.

Illustration of dental bridgeIf you have a missing tooth and want a permanent replacement but you don’t qualify for dental implants, a bridge is the preferred treatment of choice. With a bridge we prepare the teeth on either side of the gap so that a multi-tooth restoration can be anchored on top of them. Bridges look similar to 3-4 dental crowns all fused together.

To be a candidate for a bridge, you’ll need to have teeth that are healthy enough to support either end. We can also attach them on top of dental implants so that you won’t need a partial denture.

Illustration of dental crownCrowns are individual restorations that slip over the entire tooth like a protective helmet or cap.

We use them when a significant amount of wear, decay, after a root canal or if there’s enough structural damage put a tooth at risk of fracturing further. A crown acts as insurance for the healthy portion that’s left.

What to Expect

Getting a crown or bridge usually requires two different appointments about 1-2 weeks apart. During your first visit we’ll numb your affected teeth so they can be prepped and have enough room for the restoration to fit on top of them. From there we’ll take a mould of your tooth and put a temporary crown over it while the permanent one is being designed. It’s normal to feel the sensation of numbness for a few hours while the anaesthetic wears off.

When your permanent restoration is ready, you’ll come back by our office to have the temporary removed and the final crown/bridge bonded into place. Usually, you won’t need any anaesthetic for this visit.

Protecting Your Smile

It may not seem like you need to replace a missing tooth straightaway but leaving a gap may cause the surrounding smile to drift out of alignment. Before you know it, you don’t just have a missing tooth—you have a crooked smile.

Or if you delay getting a crown but your tooth is structurally compromised, all it takes is one bite to suddenly split the tooth. A crown acts as insurance for the healthy portion that’s left.

Schedule an Exam

If you think you need a crown or bridge in Neutral Bay or want a second opinion, we encourage you to contact us to request an evaluation.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Dental Crowns and Bridges Neutral Bay NSW | (02) 9908 7889