Crowns are the protective cap of a tooth. It provides stronger protection to cover a broken or decayed tooth. There are 3 types of crowns: full ceramic, porcelain bonded to chrome and full gold crown. Our dentist will discuss with you according to your situation.

Why have a crown?

  • Maximum protection: Worn, broken tooth structure, teeth having gone under heavy restoration, insufficient support from conservative restoration
  • High stress situation: deep overbite (worn upper front teeth)
  • Bruxing: constant grinding or clenching
  • Retainers or pontics for bridge
  • Reshaping abutment teeth for dentures


Does it hurt?

Having a crown is no different to having a dental filling. Local anaesthetic will be administered before working on that tooth.  Preparing for a crown requires slightly more time than doing a filling. We will need to take an impression of the crown and send it to the laboratory to fabricate the crown. In 2 weeks time, we will arrange to see you again to fix the crown  to the tooth. During the 2 weeks in-between, we will place a temporary crown there to prevent sensitivity and fracture.



A dental bridge is also a fixed treatment option to replace a missing tooth. However, the procedure requires reduction of part of the tooth structure to support the new artificial tooth.

It is still a common replacement option if the teeth adjacent to the gap are heavily restored. The bridge also protects the teeth with big fillings and saves cost for the patients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you accept all health funds?

We accept all health funds.  Please bring your private health insurance card on the day for payment. We are also preferred providers for Bupa, Medibank and HCF. Patients associated with health funds can take advantage of the rebate which means less money out of your pocket. We also accept the Department of Veterans Affairs and Child dental benefit scheme.

How can I pay?

We accept cash, direct deposit, Visa or Mastercards, american express, EFTOPS.

Do you accept new patients?

We welcome new patients to join our Allenby Gardens Dental family. We look forward to meeting you and looking after you, we’ll also extend our welcome and service to your wider circle of family and friends.

What does my first appointment involve?

Please arrive 10 mins earlier to fill in our new patient medical and dental history form, so that we can gather all the information before discussing with our dentist your chief concerns, which we will aim to address first. If time permits, our dentists will perform a thorough exam of your teeth and take some X-rays to make sure we identify all issues in regards to your oral health. We will then provide you with insights about your teeth and oral hygiene, and if required – discuss possible personalised treatment options with you, providing detailed explanations using visuals from photos and X-rays. We don’t just look after you today but we also plan with you for the next 10 years.

How often should I come in for a check up?

At Allenby Gardens Dental, we recommend our patients to come back twice a year to have a regular check up and clean. This can help us to identify problems early and treat the issue when it is easy to manage. It is also important to maintain the healthiness of your teeth and gum.

At what age should I bring my child to the dentist?

We recommend parents to bring their child in for their first visit when their first tooth has come through. This will allow the kid to get used to the dental environment and enjoy a ride in the chair. Our goal is to establish a comfortable and pleasant experience for the child and establish a good impression from a young age, so that we can help guide them towards looking after their oral hygiene together.