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Crowns and Bridges

Preserve your teeth and complete your smile with crowns and bridges at Oakleigh Smiles. We also offer CEREC same-day services, where we design and create your dental crowns in-house in just one appointment.
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What’s the Difference Between Crowns and Bridges?

At Oakleigh Smiles, dental crowns are used to restore the function of a tooth with extensive decay or damage, conceal cosmetic dental flaws, and as a cover following root canal therapy or placement of dental implants. Meanwhile, dental bridges fill gaps due to one or more missing teeth. Together, these enhance both the beauty and the function of the smile.

Thanks to our CEREC in-house milling technology, we create dental crowns in just one full day. They have a more adaptive fit and are more natural-looking than traditional crowns – perfect for a cosmetic restoration.


How do dental bridges in Oakleigh work?

If you have a gap in your smile due to missing teeth, we can effectively close this with a dental bridge. This consists of two crowns placed over abutment teeth at each end of the tooth gap with one or more crowns in the middle. The abutment teeth hold the bridge in place to secure the artificial tooth replacement in the middle.

What is the difference between traditional vs. CEREC crowns?
Conventional dental crowns at our Oakleigh practice are made by taking a mouth impression and sending it to the dental laboratory, where the crowns will be designed and made. This process takes a minimum of two visits and involves waiting several weeks for the custom crowns to come back from the lab and an appointment to fit them

But with CEREC, we eliminate the waiting time. Instead, an intraoral camera will take several images of your teeth and gums. Then, using advanced computer technology, our dentists design the customised crown and directly sculpt it with our on-site milling machine. It is ready to bond to the tooth in just a few minutes.

What are the advantages of CEREC crowns?

The CEREC technology offers convenience, precision, and optimum aesthetics for dental crowns. There is no need for messy alginate impressions and no need for temporary crowns, as the process is completed in one day. The result is a crown that fits to protect your tooth, with strength and a natural appearance on par with real teeth.

How long do dental crowns and bridges last?
A dental crown should last around 15 years on average. But to help it last even longer, good oral hygiene must be maintained. Attending regular check-ups allows our Oakleigh dentist to monitor the condition of crowns and bridges.
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Need a Crown or Bridge?

For crowns and bridges in Oakleigh South, we provide the latest in dental technology and the skill of experienced dentists. Book a visit to experience quality restorative dentistry today!

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