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Crowns and Bridges in Kew

man in dental chair with nice smileFrom major chips or cracks to complete tooth loss, there are various ways your smile can suffer unfortunate damage. Fortunately, modern dentistry has provided us with several options for restoring these issues—chief among them being crowns and bridges. These two effective dental treatments have helped many of our patients regain their smiles and the confidence that comes with it.

What Is a Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. A cap completely covers the visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Dental crowns are typically made from porcelain, metal alloys, or ceramic material. These restorations are crafted to match your smile perfectly in colour, tooth shape, and bite. They’ll also look, feel and function like your real teeth.

What Is a Bridge?

A dental bridge is a treatment option to replace missing teeth. It is made up of an artificial tooth (known as a pontic) held in place by two crowns, which are placed over the healthy teeth on either side of the gap.


How long do crowns and bridges last?

With proper care and regular hygiene visits, crowns and bridges can last up to 10-15 years, depending on the material used. Porcelain fused metal (PFM) materials can last up to 15 years, while all-ceramic materials can last between 5-10 years.

Who is a good candidate for a crown?

A crown is used to restore a large cavity, weak tooth, or dental implant. If you have any of these problems, then you may be a good candidate for a crown. Your dentist will assess your case and suggest if you are suitable for this treatment.

Who can benefit from a dental bridge?

Dental bridges are suitable for most adults who have lost one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, decay, trauma, or congenital disorders. Bridges can help restore the natural look of your smile and maintain the proper bite alignment by filling in the gap between two teeth.

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Take that first step towards restoring your smile by contacting Willsmere Dental today!

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


Crowns and Bridges Kew, Kew East, Hawthorn VIC | (03) 9853 1800