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  • Address

    Maroubra Clinic

    Maroubra Dental Clinic

    Office 1, 822 Anzac Parade
    Maroubra, NSW, 2035

    Parramatta Clinic

    Parramatta Dental Clinic

    The Hall, 356 Church Street
    (Corner of Church and Palmer St)
    Parramatta, NSW, 2150

  • Opening Hours
    • Mon to Thurs - 8am – 6pm
    • Fri 8am – 5pm
    • Sat 8am – 2pm
    • Sunday Closed

Crowns & Bridges

Crowns and bridges are used when teeth are damaged, treated (i.e. root canal therapy), or are replacing a missing tooth. Crowns or bridges give a natural and original look to your damaged or missing teeth. The tooth colour can also be matched with the advanced technologies used in dentistry.

Crowns are a customised thin cap designed to fit over the tooth that was damaged but repaired and treated. Crowns will protect the underlying tooth. They will help the tooth to reinstate its strength and the functionality. The colour and the shape of the tooth is just the same as that of the original tooth, so it does not affect the aesthetics of your smile.


A bridge is used to fill an empty space between two teeth. The bridge attaches to crowned teeth on either side of the missing tooth’s gap with the prosthetic crown acting as the replacement tooth. The functionality of missing teeth can be restored by using a bridge. To replace one missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, bridges are designed to restore the aesthetics of the mouth, as well as bring function back to the area. The bridges are sturdy and look natural in appearance.

Crowns and bridges are not bad for your teeth, in fact they restore teeth that are badly broken down with either decay or deep cracks or that have died as the result of traumatic injury. In this way, a crown actually saves the tooth, so they are in fact good!

Restore your smile with a tailored option that is perfect for you, your lifestyle, and budget – speak to one of our Dental Avenue dentists to find the solution that suits your needs.

Crowns & Bridges Faqs

Modern dental materials and technology have dramatically improved the appearance of dental crowns and bridges. The porcelain used in today’s crowns and bridges can be colour matched to perfectly blend with the shade of your natural teeth. With proper placement, your dental crown or bridge should be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth – only you and your dentist need to know!

Depending on the situation a bridge may make more sense. For example, if teeth adjacent to the missing tooth/teeth have decay or need crowns then a dental bridge may be the best option. It is best to make an appointment to check.

This will depend on a few factors including the location of the treatment needed and the number of teeth requiring attention. For a bridge in the front of the mouth, we can typically replace up to four missing teeth. For a bridge in the back of the mouth, we can usually replace up to two teeth.

Some patients may experience some mild discomfort after the anaesthetic has worn off.  This can generally be relieved with over the counter pain medication.

Yes, and the good news is crowns are made using all-ceramic materials that are very compatible with gum tissue. With proper care and maintenance, dental crowns can last for 15 to 20 years.

A bridge is an appliance permanently fixed in the mouth to replace missing teeth. It uses remaining teeth to support the new artificial tooth or teeth.

A conventional fixed bridge consists of crowns that are fixed to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. False teeth are rigidly attached to these crowns. An enamel-bonded bridge uses a metal or porcelain framework to which the artificial teeth are attached. Resin is then used to bond with supporting teeth.

Dental crowns (also sometimes referred to as ‘dental caps’ or ‘tooth caps’) cover over and encase the tooth on which they are permanently cemented. Dentists use crowns when rebuilding badly broken or decayed teeth, as a way to strengthen teeth and as a method to improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth. Crowns are made in a dental laboratory by a dental technician who uses moulds of your teeth made by your dentist.

The type of crown your dentist recommends will depend on the tooth involved and sometimes on your preference. They include porcelain crowns, porcelain-bonded-to-metal crowns, which combine the appearance of tooth coloured material with the strength of metal, gold alloy crowns and acrylic crowns.

A crown is more complicated than a filling. Laboratory fees are incurred in its preparation and the materials used are more expensive than normal filling materials.

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