Crowns, Bridges
& Veneers

Improve the health of your teeth and protect their structural integrity

Before After

Depending on the condition of your teeth you may be suitable for treatment with veneers, crowns or bridges.

To advise you accurately on the most suitable treatment for your teeth our dentist will need to perform a thorough examination. This allows them to assess all aspects of your dental health and discuss your desired outcomes in order to create a customised treatment plan that addresses your wants and needs.

From there we are able to issue you with a full itemised quote and discuss how your treatment appointments would need to be scheduled, including what will occur at each stage of your treatment. Depending on the level of work required, we may require photos, scans, or x rays to be able to adequately treatment plan and quote you. For simple cases, it may not be required, and we may be able to quote you on the spot. If you have private health cover, our Hicaps facility also offers quotes on many private health funds, allowing us to quote you your exact out of pocket expense for the treatment after your private health fund rebate.

Whilst veneers can be a cosmetic treatment to mainly improve the look of the teeth, crowns and bridges can not only improve the look of the teeth, but also help with supporting the structure of the mouth and improve quality and function of the teeth for biting etc.

Frequently asked questions

When fillings are insufficient to address the issue, crowns are utilised to preserve, cover, and restore the structure of your teeth. Metals, porcelain, and ceramics are all acceptable materials for dental crowns. At Azura we most often use Porcelain or Zirconia crowns. The only ongoing care required once your crown is complete is regular brushing and flossing your teeth and regular dental check-ups and cleans. No other special care is required.
Dental crowns fitted by a professional should last between five to fifteen years on average with regular dental check-up and cleans. Crowns are able to withstand a lot of potential wear and injury since they are comprised of tough materials like porcelain or metal alloys. Although crowns are very strong they are not designed to be used as tools such as opening bottles, cracking crab shells etc.
Many tooth issues can be effectively resolved with a dental crown, with positive, long-lasting effects. Dental crowns may be prescribed by your dentist to support a tooth after a root canal, to reinforce a tooth after a break or fracture, to strengthen or to protect a damaged tooth. Having a crown may avoid catastrophic failure such as splitting and help you keep the tooth.
Your dentist may advise either a filling or dental crown depending on the severity of the tooth decay. While filings are normally used to repair mild tooth decay and damage, dental crowns are typically used to treat significantly damaged teeth.

You will require two appointments to complete a crown. During the initial appointment, the dentist will shape your tooth and take an impression with our digital scanner (no messy goop). You'll return to get the crown fitted once it arrives back from the lab. Your dentist will make sure the crown fits comfortably in your mouth and does not interfere with your bite. Some patients may require a colour match appointment with our technician to ensure the shade is customised to match your other teeth. This will happen after your first appointment and before your final appointment with us.

Nothing, a cap is a common term used to describe a dental crown.

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