Dental Crowns and Bridges

Our beautiful dental crowns and bridges can restore or replace missing teeth. These restorations are permanently cemented in position and are strong and durable.

What Is a Crown?

A crown caps or covers the entire tooth, right down to the gum line, so none of the natural tooth underneath is exposed. The crown protects the tooth, sealing it completely so it cannot become infected or decayed. In addition, it restores the tooth to its original size and shape and restores its strength.

We will suggest a crown if you have a severely decayed tooth that has lost much of its original structure. Crowns are also used to protect teeth after root canal therapy and can cover dental implants.

What Is a Bridge?

A bridge is used to restore one or more missing teeth that were originally adjacent to each other. The replacement tooth is supported by crowns fitted over the adjacent teeth or dental implants, forming a restoration that looks and feels strong and natural.
We will suggest a bridge if the adjacent teeth, called abutment teeth have enough strength to support the structure. If these teeth are missing entirely, we can use dental implants to support the bridge instead.

What Is the Process for Having a Dental Crown or Bridge?

The process for a crown is very straightforward. First, our dentist will numb the tooth before carefully preparing it, reshaping it and removing any portions damaged by infection or decay. Once the tooth is ready, we take a dental impression. The impression is used to custom make the crown in strong, durable porcelain that closely matches your natural teeth. Once the crown is ready, we can bond it permanently in place.
The process for a dental bridge is very similar, as we need to prepare the adjacent teeth by removing some tooth structure to make room for the dental crowns. Once the teeth are prepared, we take an impression that is used to custom make your bridge, designing it carefully, so the replacement teeth look just like real teeth. Once the bridge is ready, we check the fit is perfect before bonding it permanently in place.

Same-Day Crowns and Bridges

Smilexcellence has the latest CADCAM technology to create beautiful crowns and bridges on the same day. Often, we can use this technology to precision make and fit your restorations during the same visit, so there is no need to wear temporary teeth or book a follow-up appointment.

Facts About Crowns and Bridges: When Should I Get a Bridge or Crown?


  1. Severely Damaged or Decayed Teeth: If a tooth is extensively decayed or has significant trauma damage, it is recommended for straight function and appearance.
  2. Large Fillings: Teeth with large or multiple fillings may benefit from crowns to provide additional support and prevent further damage.
  3. Root Canal Treatment: A tooth may become weakened after root canal therapy. So, you may require a crown to protect and strengthen it.
  4. Cosmetic Enhancement: Crowns can improve the appearance of misshapen, discoloured, or poorly aligned teeth.


  1. Missing Teeth: Bridges replace one or more missing teeth by bridging the gap between adjacent teeth. A bridge may be recommended if you have one or more missing teeth and want a fixed solution to restore your smile.
  2. Preventing Shifting of Teeth: When a tooth is lost, neighbouring teeth may shift or rotate into the space because of bite problems and misalignment. A bridge can help maintain the alignment of surrounding teeth and prevent these issues.
  3. Improving Chewing and Speaking Function: Missing teeth may affect your speech clarity and ability to chew food properly. A bridge can restore chewing function and speech clarity by replacing missing teeth.

For more details on Crowns and Bridges, contact Smilexcellence, proudly serving various locations including Richmond, Hobartville, Windsor, Clarendon, Kurmond, Wilberforce, and Yarramundi with our expert dental services.

Types of Crowns and Bridges


  • Porcelain (ceramic): These crowns are famous for their natural colour match and are ideal for front teeth.
  • Gold and Metal Alloys: Known for their durability, these crowns withstand biting and chewing forces well.
  • Porcelain Fused to Metal: These crowns provide a strong base with a natural-looking exterior.


  • Traditional Bridge: Uses dental crowns on adjacent teeth to support artificial teeth.
  • Cantilever Bridge: In situations where there is only one adjacent tooth next to the gap.
  • Maryland Bridge: Metal or porcelain wings bonded to adjacent teeth to support the pontic, artificial teeth.
  • Implant-Supported Bridge: Anchored to dental implants for stability.Instead of relying on adjacent teeth for support, implant-supported bridges are anchored to dental implants surgically placed in the jawbone.

At Smilexcellence, we offer both Crowns and Bridges treatments in Richmond, Hobartville, Windsor, Clarendon, Kurmond, Wilberforce, and Yarramundi. Let’s discuss these details with our team.

Cost Considerations

The cost of Crowns and Bridges can vary based on the materials used and the complexity of the procedure:

Crowns: The average cost ranges from $1,000 to $2,500 per tooth.

Bridges: A traditional 3-unit bridge can cost between $3,000 and $5,000, while a pontic (fake tooth) costs $800 to $1,200.