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Shop 9/1455 Brisbane Valley Highway,

Fernvale, Australia

Crown and Bridge

Dental Crowns

Teeth that are badly damaged often require dental crowns, which can be an effective long-term treatment option. Dental crowns are custom-built tooth-shaped covers that restructures and restores strength to a damaged tooth. This will eliminate any discomfort, allowing your teeth to function normally. Furthermore, dental crowns can be used to anchor a dental bridge or restore a dental implant post-surgery (see right).


There are a number of types of dental crowns, including:

  • Gold Alloy
  • Ceramic
  • Ceramic fused to metal

Each type of crown requires a slightly different procedure, and all come with different strengths and weaknesses. Your dentist will help you decide on which will be the best type of crown and fit, depending on your own individual goals.

Dental Bridge

Dental bridges are an option to achieve a natural-looking smile after tooth loss. This procedure provides an alternative treatment to implants and dentures to fill gaps as a result of missing teeth. Dental bridges are a relatively cost-effective choice, depending on the type of bridge you choose.


A dental bridge is usually made up of two dental crowns for the teeth, positioned on either side of the gap. These are attached to the false tooth (or pontic) in between. The bridge can be supported by natural teeth, dental implants or a combination of both. The type of bridge you choose will be dependent on the current condition of your teeth, your budget, and the cosmetic and functional results you are looking for.

Whether you are seeking a temporary or permanent tooth replacement, there is a treatment to suit you.

Porcelain Crowns vs. Porcelain Veneers

Both porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers have unique advantages and limitations that make them appropriateporcelaincrowns-vs-veneers for treating specific dental concerns. For example, all ceramic or porcelain dental crowns improve both the appearance and function of injured or damaged teeth. They cover and protect all of the surface area of a tooth, eliminating pain and restoring strength.

Porcelain veneers on the other hand typically address only cosmetic concerns and are often applied to otherwise healthy teeth. Stains, minor chips, misalignment or other imperfections can be well concealed with the thin porcelain shells, which slide over the front surface of teeth. Their greatest advantage is that as they cover less of the natural tooth, minimal tooth structure has to be removed to accommodate a porcelain veneer.

All of the above treatment options are available at Fernvale Dental, and our friendly staff would be more than willing to discuss them in detail with you. We are happy to provide a range of treatment options, tailored to your requirements, goals and budget.

For more information about any of the above please do not hesitate to contact our surgery

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