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Cap | Artificial Tooth | Crown and Bridges Treatment in Melbourne


What is a Crown?

A crown or ‘cap’ is a means to rebuilding teeth that are broken down or weakened as a result of repeated cycles of dental decay which are restored with extensive fillings. They can protect the tooth from further breakdown whilst at the same time restoring the tooth to an ideal shape, appearance and functional position.


What is a Bridge?

A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth and is an alternative to a denture or dental implants. It consists of an artificial tooth connected to two crowns that are cemented onto teeth on either side of the gap. Following a detailed examination your dentist can advise you if a bridge is the ideal solution to replace a missing tooth.

Crowns and bridges are made from a variety of materials including:

  • Gold Alloy
  • Metal Alloy
  • Ceramic
  • A combination of ceramic and metal.

A thorough clinical examination including x-rays is carried out to determine what material choice and treatment sequence is required. Tooth preparation under a local anaesthetic is required to create space for the crown or bridge material followed by an impression of the tooth. The impression is sent to a dental laboratory where a skilled technician will fabricate the crown or bridge. During this time a temporary crown or bridge is fitted onto the tooth to protect it. When the definitive crown is ready, it is tried in and the fit assessed and then finally cemented into place. Whilst the material choice for the crown and bridge is strong the underlying tooth can still be affected by decay or gum disease. For this reason it is important to maintain good daily oral hygiene by brushing and flossing well. In addition, regular checkups allow your dentist to detect any problems early and perform the necessary treatment.


We choose to use local dental laboratories to ensure the highest level of quality in your mouthguards, dentures, crown and bridgework.

Focused on Quality Service and Care


Call us on (03) 9555 7666





1048 Nepean HWY, Moorabbin VIC 3189


About Us

Moorabbin Dental Group has been providing high quality dental care to the local community for over 30 years. As a general dental practice we provide all facets of general dental care and tailor our treatment to your individual concerns.

Service Area

We service Melbourne especially Moorabbin and surrounding suburbs which include but not limited to: Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Heatherton, Sandringham, Highett, Hampton, Hampton East, Cheltenham, Mentone, Brighton, Brighton East, Black Rock, Ormond and Beaumaris.

Opening Hours

Monday:      8am – 6pm
Tuesday:      8am – 6pm
Wednesday:      8am – 6pm
Thursday:      8am – 6pm
Friday:      8am – 5:30pm
Saturday:      8am – 1pm
Sunday:      Closed