Dental Crowns & Bridges Near Frankston

Dental Crowns & Bridges Near Frankston

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Crowns and bridges are ways that a dentist can restore the smile of a patient whose teeth are discoloured, chipped, broken or missing. Modern technology has allowed these dental prosthetics to be so life-like that only the patient and their dentist will know that they aren’t natural teeth.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap, generally made of ceramic or porcelain and precious metal that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size and strength.

Crowns are often placed on teeth that are broken, have had root canal treatment or are misshapen and discoloured. Crowns are made to match your other teeth so as to make it more natural.


A crown is a full covering that protects a damaged tooth. A crown can be part of a bridge or a dental implant. A patient can choose porcelain dental crowns, or crowns made of metal or resin. Crowns can also be used to change the aesthetics of a tooth or teeth by changing the shape and colour.

If the crown is needed to protect a tooth, the dentist files down the tooth or fills it up if it is broken in order to allow it to support the crown. When the tooth has been prepared, the dentist makes an impression of it and the adjacent teeth and sends the impression to a dental lab. While the new crown is being made, the dentist fits the patient with a temporary crown.

The patient returns to the dentist when the permanent crown is ready. The temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is positioned and secured with dental cement.

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When are crowns recommended?

Dental crowns can be recommended by your nearby Frankston dentist in the following instances:

  • If you have a broken tooth
    If your tooth is broken, leaving behind an insufficient amount of natural tooth for a filling, a crown is recommended.
  • If your teeth are misaligned
    Front teeth that are misaligned can make one conscious when smiling. Crowns can be placed atop these misaligned teeth to position the teeth better.
  • When you undergo a root canal
    A tooth that has undergone root canal can suffer cracks if left uncapped. Crowns work to keep them capped and prevent any further damage.


A dental bridge is one option that can be used to replace a missing tooth. As with a crown, a bridge is generally made of ceramic or porcelain and precious metal.

There are several types of bridges but most work by being attached to the adjacent teeth of the missing tooth. Bridges require shaping of the teeth surrounding a missing tooth. Crowns are then placed on the shaped teeth and attached to an artificial tooth (called a pontic).

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Benefits of getting dental bridges near Frankston

  • They restore or improve your bite.
  • They keep your teeth from displacement.
  • They restore your smile by making it aesthetic.

How long do crowns and bridges last?

Dental crown or dental bridges carried out by qualified dentists near Frankston at Carrum Downs Dental Care last 7-8 years or even a decade if oral hygiene is maintained. Regular check-ups help ensure that your teeth are in good condition with no possibility of decay or damage.

Residents from all across Melbourne including suburbs like Carrum Downs, Cranbourne, Frankston, Langwarrin, Mt Eliza, Patterson Lakes, Seaford, Skye, Somerville, Mornington, Dandenong, Clyde, Mount Martha & more, can contact us for qualified and affordable dental services.

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