Crowns & Bridges
At Glebe Point Dental, our mission is to ensure the long-term health of your smile. Dental crowns and bridges are key components in restorative dentistry, playing a critical role in enhancing the functionality and aesthetics of your teeth.
What are dental crowns and bridges?
Dental crowns in Sydney
A dental crown treatment is primarily used for a damaged tooth. It works as a cap for the damaged tooth, preventing further damage and restoring the tooth’s shape, size, strength and appearance. Often, someone will have a front tooth crown to correct the natural smile and appearance of the teeth. Dentists also recommend having a crown placed over a tooth for cracked teeth, teeth weakened by decay or following a root canal to protect it from bacteria or breaking.
They come in various materials, including porcelain, ceramic or metal. For front tooth crowns, the dentist will use a porcelain crown. Metal has previously been used as material for crowns too — particularly back teeth, though this has diminished in popularity as ceramic options have improved over time, although sometimes, gold crowns are still used as a substitute when a strong metal alternative is needed.
At Glebe Point Dental, we will discuss which type of crown is best for your situation and assist you in regaining a natural appearance for your teeth.
Dental bridges in Sydney
A dental bridge is a false tooth, called a pontic, used to fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth. The bridge helps close the opening — or to “bridge” the gap. It has two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, called abutment teeth and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials. Natural teeth or implants support bridges and are a great way to restore your smile and prevent other teeth from shifting.
People who have lost one or both of their front teeth often opt for a dental bridge for front teeth for aesthetic reasons. Partial dentures for front teeth are also popular solutions in these situations.
Dental bridge treatment is usually made of porcelain because it most closely resembles the look of natural teeth. The bridge works in conjunction with a tooth crown. Sometimes, dental crowns will be on the adjacent teeth to help keep the bridge in place. Other times, a person may have a fixed or implant-supported bridge supported by dental implants.
What is the process of a dental crown and bridge?
The journey to a restored smile with dental crowns and bridges involves a few key steps. During your initial consultation at Glebe Point Dental, our expert dentists will assess your oral health and discuss the best options for your needs.
For a crown, we will reshape the tooth in question to make room for the crown. After reshaping, we take an impression of the tooth, serving as a model for the crown. A temporary crown is placed for protection while the final crown is being made. Once the permanent crown is ready, it is carefully adjusted and cemented into place, ensuring a seamless and natural fit.
For a bridge, the abutment teeth are prepared similarly to the process for a crown. Our dentists will take tooth impressions to provide a model for the bridge, false tooth, and crowns. Like crowns, a temporary bridge is placed until the permanent bridge is ready. In the final step, our dentists will fit and cement the permanent bridge, ensuring it blends seamlessly with your natural teeth and is a comfortable fit.
How much do dental crowns and bridges cost?
The cost of dental crowns and bridges varies based on several factors, including the material used, the complexity of the placement and your dental insurance coverage. The cost of a bridge also depends on the number of teeth involved and the materials used. At Glebe Point Dental, we believe in transparent pricing and will provide you with a detailed cost estimate during your initial consultation.
We have a range of payment options available to accommodate your needs. We also accept all Major Health Funds and can claim for you during treatment to minimise costs. We also have payment plans for certain procedures through our partners at Humm Group so that you can make fortnightly payments.
Book a consultation at Glebe Point Dental today
At Glebe Point Dental, our team is dedicated to providing top-notch dental care to ensure you have a comfortable experience. Our dentists have decades of combined experience and use the latest technology and materials to ensure your dental crowns and bridges blend seamlessly with your natural teeth and stand the test of time. We understand that every patient's needs are unique, so we tailor our treatments to match your needs.
Always remember that maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups are crucial to help maintain the lifespan of your dental crowns and bridges. At Glebe Point Dental, we're here to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Don’t hesitate to contact our team with any questions — we’re happy to assist you.
Why is Glebe Point Dental the Best Dentist in Glebe and SydneyThe Surgery was founded in 1999, Glebe Point Dental has been providing high-quality dental service to residents of Glebe. As one of the best dentists in Sydney, our team always puts the patient first. We combine expertise, commitment and genuine care to create the best possible experience for our patients. To learn more about our dental practice, please feel free to visit our services page. Whether you’re looking to have a routine dental check-up or are in need of emergency dental work, we would be happy to provide you with the excellent dental care you deserve.
What type of dental services does Glebe Point Dental offer?We are proud to provide a wide variety of high-quality dental services to all of our patients. Some of our most popular Services include: Routine check-ups and teeth cleanings Crowns, bridges, and veneers Endodontics (root canal services) Pediatric dentistry Dental implants Denture fitting, molds, and adjustments Same-day emergency dental care Cosmetic Restoration Invisalign And Much More...
How can I contact Glebe Point Dental for a consultation?We are taking new patients! Our dentists have the capacity to take on new long-term patients for those looking to achieve continuity in their dental care. Serving residents of Glebe and Sydney, our dental team is available for same-day emergency appointments as well as pre-booked scheduled consultations. To book an appointment with our team, please feel free to fill out our online contact form on our website or give us a call at 02 9660 1862. Our receptionists will be happy to get you booked into a convenient and timely appointment.
Who makes up the team at Glebe Point Dental?Glebe Point Dental is proud to staff three high-quality dentists, all from unique backgrounds and schools of training. Our Principal and Owner Dr Richard Cho, graduated from the University of Sydney with Honours. He has near 10 years of clinical experience including extensive experience in rural and remote practice. Dr Richard provides a range of clinical treatments including surgical implant procedures, cosmetic crown and bridge work and clear aligner therapy (invisalign.) Our Initial founder, Dr David Nguyen, graduated with his degree in dentistry from the University of Sydney. After working in Newcastle NSW for some time, Dr Nguyen decided to move to Glebe, where he founded Dr David Nguyen and Associates in 1999, which has now evolved in to Glebe Point Dental. Dr David has been a fixture of the Glebe community for over 20 years and his loyal patients are a true testament to his level of patient care. Our Associate dentist, Dr Diego Marquez was previously working as a specialist Endodontist (root canal specialist) in Peru. He has over 30 years of combined specialist and general dentist experience. Dr Diego Enjoys all aspects of providing dental care to his patients from the basics of dental Hygiene to the complexity or surgical procedures. Dr Diego also has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry. We also employ a Qualified and Experienced Practice Manager who has previously worked in Large Government organizations, Education and National and International Operations, So you will know you are in good hands from start to finish. Combining our unique areas of expertise and experience and Qualifications, our team is always working hard to provide our patients with the best dental experience possible!
How much do dental services cost with Glebe Point Dental?At Glebe Point Dental, we strive to provide our patients with an excellent dental experience that doesn’t break the bank. With this in mind, we accept valid employer and personal insurance coverages to ensure that every patient is able to receive the care they need. Prior to seeing the patient, it is not possible to estimate the cost of a dental procedure. Costs for our service are determined by a wide variety of factors, including the type of service, appointment duration, and pre-existing patient medical conditions. Our team of receptionists will do their best to break down costs to prevent any unexpected costs.
How often should I book an appointment at Glebe Point DentalOn average, we recommend that people visit their dentist every six months for a routine teeth cleaning and dental assessment. Equally as important as an annual physical, taking good care of your oral hygiene is essential for excellent overall health. If you experience dental pain or discomfort prior to your scheduled appointment, please do not hesitate to change your appointment to a sooner time. We want to help you feel your best, as soon as possible!
Contact Glebe Point Dental to schedule a consultation to discuss your oral health issues with an associate.
We will make your appointment so you can have a confident smile once again.