Lower Plenty Dental

Dental Crowns & Bridges

Regain Your Oral Health and Revive Your Smile with High-Quality Crowns and Bridges

Damaged or weakened teeth can have a lasting impact on your ability to chew, speak or smile without restrictions. You may be left with cracked or missing teeth after dental trauma or a shadow of your existing tooth after removing the decay. Whatever the reason, it’s essential to restore the gap or protect your existing tooth, improve functionality, and enhance appearance.

In such cases, dental crowns and bridges offer an excellent solution. Customised to match the colour and shape of your teeth and made with durable materials, these dental restorations strengthen weakened teeth, replace gaps left by missing teeth and protect them from further damage.

At Lower Plenty Dental, we aim to provide tailored solutions that help you get a healthy smile that looks as fantastic as it feels. Whether you’re looking to replace missing teeth with a dental bridge or restore and strengthen a decayed tooth with a crown, our friendly dentists are dedicated to restoring the health and vibrance of your smile.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a custom-designed restoration that covers and encases a damaged or weakened tooth. It restores the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance, offering both functional and aesthetic benefits. At Lower Plenty Dental, we may suggest dental crowns to address specific dental concerns such as:

  • Restoring a tooth with a large filling when there’s insufficient natural tooth structure remaining
  • Protecting a tooth from further damage caused by decay, fractures or cracks
  • Completing a dental implant by capping it, functioning as a prosthetic tooth
  • Strengthening a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
  • Anchoring and stabilising a dental bridge for the replacement of missing teeth

We offer dental crowns in all porcelain for superior aesthetics or porcelain with a gold base that looks just as great but offers added strength because of the metal. You can also opt for an all-gold crown for back molar teeth, where strength is the major issue as it improves chewing and biting ability. Our dentists can help you choose the right crown material according to the location and condition of your teeth and cosmetic preferences.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a viable solution for replacing one or more missing teeth, providing stability, and restoring both function and appearance to your smile. This fixed dental restoration consists of artificial teeth, called pontics, supported by dental crowns attached to neighbouring healthy teeth or dental implants. We may recommend dental bridges for:

  • Filling the gap left by a missing tooth to restore proper chewing andspeaking abilities
  • Preventing neighbouring teeth from shifting into the gap and causing misalignment
  • Distributing the bite forces evenly across surrounding teeth to prevent excessive wear
  • Improving overall oral health by restoring proper jaw alignment and function

Our high-quality dental bridges, like crowns, are made from porcelain and are designed to match the colour of the teeth to give a natural appearance. They are bonded to the teeth and cannot be removed after the final appointment. The advantages of a bridge are not only aesthetic, but it also assists in spreading the heavy load of the bite when chewing and, when cleaned effectively, will not compromise the remaining natural teeth.

Dental Crown & Bridge Procedure In Lower Plenty

For bridge preparation and bonding, expect two to three appointments. The first, lasting one to three hours, involves tooth preparation, an impression, and shade matching. A temporary crown or bridge is fitted to maintain function until the second visit, scheduled in 14 to 21 days. During the second visit, the final crown or bridge is prepared, inspected, and permanently bonded if you and the dentist are satisfied.

A Healthier Smile Awaits You

At Lower Plenty Dental, we believe in restoring and protecting your natural teeth, exploring all possible treatment options to retain your natural smile and promote lasting oral health. With the mission to create healthier smiles that are all about making you feel happy and good about yourself, we’re here to make quality dental care stress-free and accessible for you.


Impacted wisdom teeth are almost sure to cause problems if left in place. This is particularly true of the lower wisdom teeth. Such problems may occur suddenly and often at the most inconvenient times.
It is generally recommended that impacted wisdom teeth be removed between the ages of 14 and 22 years, whether they are causing problems or not. Surgery is technically easier, and patients recover much more quickly when younger. A relatively minor operation at 20 can become complex in patients over 40. Also, the risk of complications increases with age, and the healing process is slower.
It may be advisable to have them removed before travelling if you are going to an area where specialist dental services and antibiotics are not readily available.
Generally, no. Surgery in the presence of infection can cause infection to spread and become more serious. Firstly, the infection must be controlled by local oral hygiene, antibiotics and sometimes the extraction of the opposing wisdom tooth. Antibiotics are a short-term solution for impacted wisdom teeth.
Scroll to Top

Appointment Request