A dental crown (also known as a ‘tooth cap’ or ‘dental cap’) is a restorative dental prosthetic which when cemented into place completely encases a tooth or dental implant up to the gum line. Thus, visually, the dental crown becomes the tooth’s new exterior surface.

Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.

What is a crown?

What is a bridge?

A bridge is a restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite and other disorders. The adjacent tooth, or teeth, are modified and the bridge is custom made to bridge-the-gap. Once cemented into position it will remain there for many years.

In some instances, a resin-bonded bridge may be used. In this case, the two teeth on each side of the gap are not prepared for crowns. Instead, the bridge consists of a false tooth with metal brackets on the back of each side of the gap. The brackets are attached to the backs of the real teeth on each side.

Advantages of a bridge

Advantages of a bridge

Unlike dentures, a fixed bridge is never removed. It is stable in the mouth and works very similar to natural teeth. By filling the gap and stopping the movement of other teeth, a fixed bridge is an effective investment, providing better chewing ability, heading off jaw joint problems and saving money that would otherwise might be spent on future dental treatment.

Disadvantages of a bridge

Unlike dentures, a fixed bridge is never removed. It is stable in the mouth and works very similar to natural teeth. By filling the gap and stopping the movement of other teeth, a fixed bridge is an effective investment, providing better chewing ability, heading off jaw joint problems and saving money that would otherwise might be spent on future dental treatment.

Fixed bridges are excellent restorations and have few disadvantages. They are highly durable, but they will eventually need to be re-cemented or replaced due to normal wear.

Alternatives to a bridge

In the event that the use of a fixed bridge is not feasible, the best alternative is a dental implant. If you feel bridges may be the solution for you, contact our caring team to arrange a consultation.

What is a crown?

A dental crown (also known as a ‘tooth cap’ or ‘dental cap’) is a restorative dental prosthetic which when cemented into place completely encases a tooth or dental implant up to the gum line. Thus, visually, the dental crown becomes the tooth’s new exterior surface.

Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.

Possible indications for the use of a crown:

Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive.

A dental crown (also known as a ‘tooth cap’ or ‘dental cap’) is a restorative dental prosthetic which when cemented into place completely encases a tooth or dental implant up to the gum line. Thus, visually, the dental crown becomes the tooth’s new exterior surface.

Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.

m To protect a weak or decayed tooth from breaking, or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
m To restore a broken or severely worn tooth
m To cover and support a tooth with a large filling
m To cover misshapen or severely discoloured teeth
m To cover a dental implant


For a patient, in general, preparing a tooth for a crown requires at least two visits to a dentist. Usually, upon first visit, the tooth will be examined and prepared (by reducing the existing tooth), and a temporary crown will be fitted. On second visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the new permanent custom made crown will be fitted.

How long do crowns and bridges last?

What is a bridge?


While crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. A bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by dental disease. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily. Also see your dentist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.

To prevent damage to your new crown or bridge, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects.

For further information and questions about crowns, please contact us on (02) 9637 8877 or email us: taygrodoan@merrylandsdentalsurgery.com.au to request an appointment to discuss your individual needs.

Unlike dentures, a fixed bridge is never removed. It is stable in the mouth and works very similar to natural teeth. By filling the gap and stopping the movement of other teeth, a fixed bridge is an effective investment, providing better chewing ability, heading off jaw joint problems and saving money that would otherwise might be spent on future dental treatment.

A bridge is a restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite and other disorders. The adjacent tooth, or teeth, are modified and the bridge is custom made to bridge-the-gap. Once cemented into position it will remain there for many years.

In some instances, a resin-bonded bridge may be used. In this case, the two teeth on each side of the gap are not prepared for crowns. Instead, the bridge consists of a false tooth with metal brackets on the back of each side of the gap. The brackets are attached to the backs of the real teeth on each side.

What is a bridge?

A bridge is a restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite and other disorders. The adjacent tooth, or teeth, are modified and the bridge is custom made to bridge-the-gap. Once cemented into position it will remain there for many years.

In some instances, a resin-bonded bridge may be used. In this case, the two teeth on each side of the gap are not prepared for crowns. Instead, the bridge consists of a false tooth with metal brackets on the back of each side of the gap. The brackets are attached to the backs of the real teeth on each side.

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How long do crowns and bridges last?


While crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. A bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by dental disease. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily. Also see your dentist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.

To prevent damage to your new crown or bridge, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects.

For further information and questions about crowns, please call us on (02) 9637 8877 or email us: taygrodoan@merrylandsdentalsurgery.com.au to request an appointment to discuss your individual needs.

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For a patient, in general, preparing a tooth for a crown requires at least two visits to a dentist. Usually, upon first visit, the tooth will be examined and prepared (by reducing the existing tooth), and a temporary crown will be fitted. On second visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the new permanent custom made crown will be fitted.

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m To protect a weak or decayed tooth from breaking, or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
m To restore a broken or severely worn tooth
m To cover and support a tooth with a large filling
m To cover misshapen or severely discoloured teeth
m To cover a dental implant

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Crown & Bridge

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How long do crowns
and bridges last?

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Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive.


While crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. A bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by dental disease. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily. Also see your dentist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.

To prevent damage to your new crown or bridge, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects.

For further information and questions about crowns, please call us on (02) 9637 8877 or email us: taygrodoan@merrylandsdentalsurgery.com.au to request an appointment to discuss your individual needs.

Alternatives to a bridge

Possible indications for the use
of a crown:

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For a patient, in general, preparing a tooth for a crown requires at least two visits to a dentist. Usually, upon first visit, the tooth will be examined and prepared (by reducing the existing tooth), and a temporary crown will be fitted. On second visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the new permanent custom made crown will be fitted.

In the event that the use of a fixed bridge is not feasible, the best alternative is a dental implant. If you feel bridges may be the solution for you, contact our caring team to arrange a consultation.

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m To protect a weak or decayed tooth from breaking, or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
m To restore a broken or severely worn tooth
m To cover and support a tooth with a large filling
m To cover misshapen or severely discoloured teeth
m To cover a dental implant

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Disadvantages of a bridge

Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive.

Alternatives to a bridge

Fixed bridges are excellent restorations and have few disadvantages. They are highly durable, but they will eventually need to be re-cemented or replaced due to normal wear.

In the event that the use of a fixed bridge is not feasible, the best alternative is a dental implant. If you feel bridges may be the solution for you, contact our caring team to arrange a consultation.

What is a crown?

Disadvantages of a bridge

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Advantages of a bridge

Fixed bridges are excellent restorations and have few disadvantages. They are highly durable, but they will eventually need to be re-cemented or replaced due to normal wear.