• Cosmetic Dentistry Eastern Suburbs Melbourne

    Crowns that look like teeth!

    Our strong, Australian made crowns look and feel just like your natural teeth.

    Dull and lifeless crowns are a thing of the past. Our dentists will match your new crowns to your existing teeth and nobody will know otherwise.

    Be confident that your new crowns will not only look great, but have the strength to last for years.

  • Cosmetic Dentistry Eastern Suburbs Melbourne

    Nobody will know!

    Your missing tooth is supported by crowns on the adjacent teeth. As you can see, each crown looks like an individual tooth and your family and friends won't even know.

  • Cosmetic Dentistry Eastern Suburbs Melbourne

    Strong and long lasting

    We make crowns and bridges to last a very long time.

    With attention to detail, our dentists prepare your teeth so your crowns and bridges fit accurately.

    Your dentist will select the right type of material that is right for the job.

Why does my tooth need a crown?

  • A crown is a permanent solution to fix your weak or broken down tooth
  • Benefits of a crown over a large filling include;
    • strength and accuracy
    • superior shape and aesthetics
    • significant difference in longevity
    • less chance of decay
  • Cover darkened or stained teeth
  • Reshape and align teeth
  • Prevent your tooth from breaking or fracturing
  • Protect your tooth that has had root canal treatment

shutterstock_103324163After crown preparation, the crown is bonded to the tooth

 

What will my crown be made of?

  • We use a number of types of strong, Australian made crowns that are made individually and accurately for your tooth
  • Crowns will usually be made from porcelain or zirconia, but gold crowns are sometimes placed from time to time. Discuss with your dentist which material is best for you taking into account strength and aesthetics

shutterstock_129331364     With little tooth left, this tooth was restored with a post and crown

Can a bridge replace my missing tooth?

  • YES! A bridge usually involves placing crowns on the adjacent teeth along with a crown in place of the missing tooth. All three crowns are fused together, so effectively, the adjacent teeth are supporting the crown in the space
  • A bridge can usually replace one or two missing teeth
  • Although the teeth are joined together, they look very natural and ‘individual’ in the mouth
  • Occasionally, only one tooth is strong enough to support a missing tooth. These bridges are referred to as ‘cantilever bridges’ or ‘maryland bridges’ depending on their design
  • While bridges are a great option for replacing missing teeth, dental implants are often placed in preference as preparation of the adjacent teeth may not be the best option

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This gentleman was missing his upper right central and lateral incisors. After preparing the adjacent teeth a four unit bridge was inserted to replace his missing teeth