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  • Address

    Parramatta Clinic

    Parramatta Dental Clinic

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

    Maroubra Clinic

    Maroubra Dental Clinic

    Office 1, 822 Anzac Parade
    Maroubra, NSW, 2035

  • Opening Hours
    • Mon to Wed 8am – 6pm
    • Thu 8am – 8pm
    • Fri 8am – 6pm
    • Sat 8am – 2pm

Crowns & Bridges

Crowns and bridges are frequently used to repair and protect badly damaged teeth, or replace missing teeth. A crown is a custom-crafted tooth-like cap (crown) that fits over a damaged tooth to restore strength and function. Thanks to advances in technology, crowns mimic the shape of real teeth and can be colour-matched to suit your smile.

A bridge is used to replace missing teeth, restore chewing function to the bite, and create an even smile. Permanently fixed in the mouth to replace missing teeth, a bridge consists of two anchoring crowns or dental implants joined in the middle by a pontic (a fake tooth or section of teeth). A conventional fixed bridge consists of crowns that are fixed to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. It uses remaining teeth to support the new artificial tooth or teeth. 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.

Bridges are extremely durable and made to look as natural as possible, so they can often be colour-matched to your existing teeth.

If you have damaged or missing teeth, speak to one of our dentists in Parramatta to see if a crown or bridge can improve your smile.

Crowns & Bridges Faqs

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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