Crowns and bridges are excellent for restoring damaged teeth and restoring their strength and function. They can also significantly enhance the appearance of your teeth. Unlike the other prosthetic devices like dentures, they cannot be removed. They are fixed permanently to the teeth.

A crown fits over the prepared tooth, replacing the natural tooth.

A bridge replaces more than one tooth. It is similar to a crown, with an attached tooth, to replace a missing tooth.

Dental Crowns & Bridges procedure

An impression of your teeth is taken at the first appointment, to record your bit and shape of your teeth.

Once you decide to go ahead with the procedure, the dentist will first prepare the tooth. This involves trimming the enamel of the tooth to receive the crown. It will be trimmed to a suitable size so the crown can easily fit over it.

Another impression of the trimmed teeth is taken to customize the crown or bridge for a perfect fit. The position of the neighbouring teeth is also assessed by taking this impression so that fewer adjustments will need to be made. A temporary crown is made by the dentist and placed to protect your trimmed tooth while the crown is being prepared at the lab.

During the next appointment, the new crown will be placed on your tooth. Any adjustments can be made to ensure the colour and bite are natural

Dental bridges also have a similar process, impressions are taken to prepare the bridge. The bridges are custom made depending on this information – they need to sit perfectly in the space left by the missing teeth.

Caring for Crowns and Bridges

Just like normal teeth crowns and bridges require daily flossing and brushing. Dentists will even recommend special floss called Super floss to help you clean under your new bridge. Having your crown or bridge checked regularly by your dentist is highly advised.

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Anduwu QianAnduwu Qian
01:23 06 Sep 23
best dental clinic I've been to in 20 years, extremely professional dentist, highly reccomend Dr Sam Lawrence If you experience any dental anxiety as he makes the entire process extremely comfortable. amazing receptionist and overall customer service with reasonable pricing.
Kieron TreasKieron Treas
03:46 07 Jan 22
Dr Cynthia is a miracle worker and managed to fix my toothache in one visit. Barb at reception is a star. Highly recommend
Robert GallesioRobert Gallesio
00:12 30 Dec 21
VERY Big thanks to Dr Sam Lawrence and staff for being open around Xmas break when all other dentist were closed.Was a first time I attended this clinic, but due to significant tooth pain, had a appointment in hours of booking. Service was great and nearly 24 hours later, treatment is already working!!! Woohoo can now enjoy NYE not in pain!!! thank you. Rob.
Melissa MathisonMelissa Mathison
10:00 09 Feb 21
Very friendly staff and I found that the lady dental nurse I had was very thorough and gentle when I had to go in for a filling when I broke one of my back teeth while in hospital at Epworth Camberwell just down the road from this clinic, she also advised me to have a check up again soon which I plan on but she made me very comfortable at a time I was not looking forward to and I have never been here before I would have no hesitation in recommending this dentist to anyone wondering if they should visit here!
23:33 02 Nov 19
Just had my wisdom teeth removed by Dr Cynthia Ma and would strongly recommend her services. I found that she was professional, gentle and caring. Her skills are top notch and she spends time explaining the procedure, creating a stress free experience. The team at Tendler Dental are great too, making the whole process smooth. Would recommend!
Cherie DaltonCherie Dalton
10:43 10 Dec 18
I have been a patient of Tendler Dental under the care of Dr Sam Lawrence for over 15 years. Sam is a professional, personable and caring dentist. I have recommended Sam to family & friends who have also had a positive experience. I have found both the dental and support staff at Tendler efficient, professional and friendly. They have often gone to great lengths to provide emergency appointments and follow-up when needed for myself and my family. I highly recommend Dr Sam Lawrence and the skilled team at Tendler Dental.
Louis NonisLouis Nonis
23:09 09 Dec 18
The best dental clinic in Melbourne.They are professional, yet personable and really care about my health and happiness. Working with Dr Sam Lawrence and his staff is always a pleasant experience! They are great about working with my busy schedule and they always follow up with sincerity and thoughtfulness after my family’s procedures. I greatly recommend working with Dr. Sam Lawrence and his highly talented team.

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