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Dental Crowns & Bridges

For patients missing teeth, who have had a prior root canal, or who simply want to correct a chipped or cracked tooth’s appearance, a dental crown may be an ideal solution for you.

At Beecroft Smiles Dental Surgery, we craft dental crowns to match your smile perfectly in colour, tooth shape, and bite. Crowns also look, feel and function like your real teeth. In fact, your friends and family members likely won’t tell you have a crown; instead, they’ll probably comment on how beautiful your smile is!

Crowns, or “caps” as some call them, are custom-made covers for teeth with a root canal (leaving insufficient tooth structure), cracked or weakened teeth or teeth so decayed that a regular filling isn’t sufficient.
Generally, we use a porcelain material to make the crown, because it blends best with your other teeth. It takes two appointments to fit a crown.

At the first appointment, we prepare the tooth so the crown can snuggly fit over it. Next, we mould an impression of the tooth so that the crown fits between the teeth on either side of it and is the same size and shape as the one being capped. At the end of this visit, we attach a temporary crown to protect the tooth until the permanent crown is ready.

Two weeks later, you’ll return for your second visit. At this appointment, we cement the permanent crown and make sure it feels comfortable and natural, and that your bite is correct.

A dental bridge is made up of two crowns on either side of the missing tooth, connected to an artificial tooth, called a pontic, in the middle. These three “teeth” form the “bridge” that is matched to the colour of your teeth, and then cemented into place to provide a permanent solution to your missing teeth dilemma.

Is a crown or bridge only used for cosmetic purposes?


No, if it’s on an injured tooth it’s more functional in nature. For example, a crown may be used after a root canal. A bridge is used for those with missing teeth.
How long will my crown or bridge last?

Every patient is different, and much depends on how well you take care of your teeth. Generally, your crowns and bridge should last for many years if you practice good oral hygiene.

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Discover how a crown or bridge could help restore your smile. Contact Beecroft Smiles Dental Surgery in Beecroft today to schedule an appointment!
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Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Dental Crowns & Bridges Beecroft, West Pennant Hills and Cheltenham NSW | (02) 8411 2314