Bridges and Crowns

With bridges and crowns, we can restore your comfort, confidence and your gleaming smile.

Our bridge and crown process

If you’ve got a missing tooth, then a bridge might be just what you need. At Keys Dental, we begin by getting the teeth either side of your missing tooth ready for crowns. These teeth will act as support for your new artificial tooth that goes between them. Together, the crowns and artificial tooth between them form the complete bridge.

We take an impression of the area so we can build a perfectly snug matching bridge for you. But before your first appointment is done, we’ll also pop in the temporary bridge. This helps protect and minimise any movement from the surrounding teeth. At this point, you’re done with your first visit and you’re good to go!

In your second appointment, we will cement your new flashy permanent bridge into place and have you grinning from ear to ear in about 30 minutes. Yes, it’s that quick. But if you look after your new smile with good oral hygiene at home and follow up with regular hygiene appointments (once every six months), then your new bridge could last a lifetime.

How long does it take?

In two appointments, we can have your teeth looking great with bridges and crowns. The first takes around 90 minutes where we pop in a temporary bridge and take an impression of your teeth.

Two weeks later we see you for your second appointment. This appointment takes just 30 minutes. Your permanent bridge is placed, and you’re off to the races!

The FAQs on Bridges & Crowns

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A dental bridge is made up of two crowns on either side of a missing tooth, connected to an artificial tooth that fills the gap in the middle. Cemented together in place, they form the bridge. Your bridge matches the colour of your existing teeth, for a winning smile.

It’s simple really. If you have a missing tooth, we use the two teeth on either side of your missing tooth as pillars for the artificial tooth that we will put between them. We crown the two teeth either side of the missing tooth so we can cement and join them to the artificial tooth, forming the complete bridge.

Does getting a crown or bridge hurt? What type of pain management do you offer during the procedure? Icons/Icon_ArrowDown_48x48_Grey

Not the way we do it! We’ll give you a local anaesthetic to avoid any discomfort during the procedure.

Most people don’t experience post treatment discomfort. But those who do usually just manage the pain with common over the counter analgesics like Panadol and Nurofen.

How much does it cost to get a bridge? Icons/Icon_ArrowDown_48x48_Grey

When we work out how much a dental bridge is going to cost, we consider all the variables involved. Like, how many teeth are we bridging and crowning, what material will the bridge be made from and how much of the cost will be covered by your health insurance company.

We will provide you with a quote for crown and bridge work before any treatment begins. Most of the time we can even obtain an estimated rebate from your health fund via HiCaps, so you know your out of pocket expense from the get-go.

You can also ask our team about our ZipPay payment options. With ZipPay, you can enjoy interest-free finance for all your dental needs. ZipPay puts you in control of how you pay. You can pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Whatever brings out your smile quicker.

Come on into the smile factory!

From general and restorative dentistry, right through to cosmetic and sedation dentistry, we’re here to bring out your smile.