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Macquarie Park NSW 2113

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges


dental crowns before & after

Crowns are generally used for multiple reasons for example

  • to strengthen teeth
  • after a root canal treatment to reinforce the tooth structure
  • to cosmetically enhance your smile in certain situations
  • replacing old crowns

Do you remember having seen that big dark space that appeared when your conversation partner had that big smile in his/her face?

How often have you seen a person smiling at you and exposing a dark margin of a crown at the gum line, crowns that do not blend in with the remaining teeth because they are too bulky or too opaque? 

Well, those are the crowns and bridges of the past. New materials and clinical methods allow us today to create invisible tooth restorations. They include naturally translucent all-glass-ceramic crowns, porcelain veneers, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns with porcelain margins, gingival plastic surgery, and much more.

dental crown before & after

There are two basic types of crowns. One with a metal backing and the other that is all porcelain/ceramic.

The advantages of all porcelain crowns are that they look fantastic. The advantage of the crowns with metal as a backing, is that they are stronger. (see smile gallery)

dental crown before & after

The words you will here in the media will be things such as LAVA, Procera, Empress, Zirconia etc etc. Each of these is a brand name of type of crown. They all have their own advantages and disadvantages.


Bridges is when you connect two or more crowns together to replace missing teeth

dental bridge before & after

dental bridge before & after

If you would like more information on this subject, please contact North Ryde Dentists directly by clicking here or ringing 02 9870 7409