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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Crowns and Bridges

How can we help you?

Our Mount Waverley, VIC dentists enjoy educating patients about their oral health, and they always take time to answer your questions. If you have questions for our dentists that are not addressed below, or if you would like more information, we invite you to contact our dental clinic. 

Crowns and Bridges

A dental crown is a very versatile restoration, as it can conceal dental flaws, protect a weak tooth or restore a damaged tooth. Crowns can also secure a dental bridge, accompany dental implants and much more. 

Dr Rhee and our team can place a dental crown in 50 to 90 minutes using modern dentistry technologies and techniques. However, the dental crown process can take two dental visits, from start to finish. 

The Dental Crown Procedure

Before creating and placing your custom crown, one of our dentists will review your smile goals and dental needs.

We then take impressions of your teeth so your custom crown looks, feels and functions naturally. We send the impressions to a trusted, local dental lab, where a restoration specialist creates the permanent crown.

Creating the custom crown may take a couple of weeks. In the meantime, we will supply you with a comfortable temporary dental crown until we place the permanent one. 

When the permanent crown is complete, we carefully remove decay from the natural tooth and sanitise it, so it's clean and bacteria-free. We then secure the crown in place using dental cement. 

Finally, we ensure your new crown matches your smile, making any necessary adjustments at this time. We finish up by polishing the tooth to make it look shiny and new. 

We Can Restore Your Teeth with Dental Crowns in Mount Waverley

If you have a broken, decayed or stained tooth, we invite you to arrange an appointment with Dr Rhee at our friendly dental clinic. 

Mount Waverley Smiles offers various tooth replacement options for patients of all ages. Our modern dentures and dental bridges are great solutions to tooth loss if a patient doesn’t want or need dental implants.

Dentures and Dental Bridges

Dentures and dental bridges stand the test of time when it comes to restoring a person’s natural bite. Unlike dental implants, dentures and bridges are removable and do not require placement surgery.

Removable complete and partial dentures restore your teeth, appearance and ability to bite, chew and speak. Whether you have complete tooth loss, or you have a few teeth missing, dentures or dental bridges are a viable option. 

For patients who want the best of both dentures and implants, we offer implant-retained dentures. This type of denture clips onto the dental implants placed in the jaw.  

Dentures can replace a whole row of teeth or a partial row. Likewise, dental bridges close the gap between teeth, completing the patient’s smile. Dentures rest against the gums, while bridges rely upon surrounding natural teeth to remain secure. 

Would You Like to Arrange a Consultation?

If you would like to learn more about our tooth replacement solutions, please don’t hesitate to contact our dental clinic today. We can arrange a dental appointment for you, during which Dr Rhee and our team will assess your oral health needs and aesthetic goals. 

We look forward to helping restore your smile!

close up of dental crownA dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover that goes over an existing tooth. It is shaped and coloured to blend in with your smile. Our dental crowns in Mount Waverley, VIC are made from quality materials, and our dentist pays attention to the details.

Common Reasons for Dental Crowns

Reasons you may need a tooth crown:

  • Root canal or tooth trauma
  • Concealment of tooth flaws and discolouration
  • Replacement tooth following dental implant placement
  • Support for a dental bridge

A root infection or tooth trauma can weaken your tooth. A dental crown in Mount Waverley, VIC creates a buffer between your natural tooth and your bite to prevent breakage and tooth loss.

A dental crown also conceals tooth flaws like chips, cracks, discolouration and minor shape issues.

Following dental implant placement, a dental crown takes the place of your missing tooth by topping your implant.

A dental crown supports a dental bridge by capping healthy teeth on either side of a smile gap and allowing restoration teeth—fitted between the crowns—to complete your smile.

We Welcome You to Contact Our Mount Waverley Dental Clinic

If you have a weak or broken tooth, or if you would like more information about dental crowns, we welcome your call. We want to help you enjoy a comfortable and attractive smile. 

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Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.