Child Dental Benefit Scheme

Dental Crowns, Veneers and Bridges

Restore your smile


Crowns are used where a significant amount of tooth structure is lost through disease (decay) or through trauma(fractures). It replaces the bulk of the external tooth structure and can be made in a variety of materials and combination. These include:

  1. Gold Crowns: These are the strongest and least problematic crowns to construct. It is ideal for people who grind their teeth. Unfortunately, it is losing its favour with patients due to its metallic appearance.
  2. Porcelain fused to gold crowns:
    • These are the strongest “white” crowns that can be made. It consists of a metallic substructure, usually a gold alloy with porcelain fused over its external surface. It, therefore, has the strength of gold/metallic crown with the aesthetics of porcelain.
    • Unfortunately, because of the metal substructure, it cannot compare aesthetically with the newer “All Ceramic Restorations”.
  3. All Ceramic crowns:
    • These are the newest and most aesthetic crowns currently. Unlike the porcelain fused to metal crowns, most all ceramic crowns have a strong ceramic substructure which normal porcelain is fused over. Because the substructure is not metallic, a better transmission of light provides each restoration with a very natural appearance.
    • Long term data is not available for all systems and whilst good laboratory longevity results have been achieved, it does not have the same track record as porcelain fused to metal or with gold crowns yet.
    • Crowns, when done properly, can provide strength and restore your tooth to its former function and appearance. Because of its shape, it envelopes the remaining tooth to prevent it from the fracture.

Crowns require several visits to complete

  • The first visit usually involves removing all old filling and or delay the placement of a core foundation. This core foundation can be made either from amalgam filling or form composite filling material.
  • In the second visit, the tooth is anaesthetized and prepared and an impression made. A bite registration is taken and a temporary crown made. This impression is then sent to our dental laboratory where the actual crown is individually handcrafted. This appointment can take up to 11/2 hours to complete. A 12-15 working days turn around is often required for the fabrication of the crown.

Ceramic and Composite Veneers

Dental Veneers are custom made shells of tooth coloured material, made up of ceramic or composite and which cover the front of your teeth. They are an extremely effective solution for patients seeking to correct discoloured, chipped or fractured teeth.

Our veneers can restore your smile and are specially designed to offer excellent colour, shape and size creating a flawless, perfect smile line. Veneers can solve many of the concerns and issues associated with teeth that are chipped, crooked, stained or discoloured. They can restore confidence and self-esteem offering an improved quality of life.

Although we can provide both composite resin Veneers and ceramic veneers, ceramic is the most ideal material for a dental veneer as it is stronger, more durable and will give you better aesthetic results. Ceramic offers the life-like translucency of tooth enamel due to a better reflection of light, achieving a more natural result.

The final seating appointment is where the new restoration is cemented on to the tooth.

For most crowns, depending on the oral hygiene regimen of the individual, a 12-15 years average functional use is common. Obviously, this is dependent on many factors such as diet, oral hygiene and whether the patient grinds there teeth uncontrollably or not.


Where possible, and where there are enough supporting teeth, it may be possible to prepare the teeth adjacent to the spaces to support a “fixed” bridge that returns the comfort, appearance and stability of the original teeth. Bridgework is a sophisticated procedure requiring several appointments but the long term benefits to the patient is the comfort of not having a removable prosthesis in the mouth and the appearance of the bridge.

In some cases having something “fixed” will prevent the embarrassment of removable dentures slipping when talking or eating.

Please feel free to call 02 9723 5757 for more information or to book an appointment.

Dylan King
Dylan King
04:04 09 Oct 18
Three of my children have had braces the first just got them off and looks amazing. The service of dr Anand and staff is amazing. Always helpful. Highly Recommended
Neha Shivathaya
Neha Shivathaya
05:53 08 Oct 18
I'm so thankful to Dr Anand and the team at Align Dentistry for providing me with the picture perfect smile leading up to my wedding day. Their attention to detail, precision and care made me feel at ease. I knew that I was getting the best possible service. I'm grateful and that this feeling will last for the rest of my life ahead :)
Selma Mesanovic
Selma Mesanovic
11:35 10 Sep 18
The staff are really friendly and welcoming and they provide high quality service, especially in regards to braces for younger kids. It's one of the best orthodontic places to go to. Highly recommend them.
lara wakeham
lara wakeham
08:20 21 Aug 18
I am very thankful for the smile that was worth the while! Dr Anand and the team were very friendly and helpful and would highly recommend. I couldn’t be more happy with my teeth. :)
07:30 10 Aug 18
Dr Anand was pleasant and funny with all the treatment he did during the 18 months that my son had braces for. Would recommend align dentistry at chipping Norton to all my family and friends. The reception staff were awesome also, also made me laugh.
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