Dental crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetics that are used to restore and replace damaged or missing teeth. For aesthetic purposes, they can enhance your natural smile. Dental crowns are usually made from a tooth-coloured porcelain (ceramic) and act as a tooth cap, covering one existing tooth at a time, much like a helmet. Dental bridges consist of a prosthetic tooth, also made of porcelain/ceramic, that replaces a missing tooth and is held in place by attaching crowns or a framework to the neighbouring teeth.
Dental crowns and bridges are extremely durable and restore tooth function and appearance. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, crowns and bridges can last up to 15 years, making them a great investment.
The advancement of dental technology has made it possible to replace damaged or missing teeth without resorting to false teeth or living with a crooked smile. At Studio Smiles, we offer dental crowns and bridges that can help you restore your smile. Dental crowns are used to cover heavily filled teeth or teeth that have been damaged by decay.
Bridges are used to fill the gaps left by missing teeth. Both crowns and bridges are made from high-quality materials that match the colour of your natural teeth. Studio Smiles is committed to providing our clients with the best possible care. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that our clients receive the highest quality treatment available. We are available for all families in the Bayside area of Melbourne including Highett, Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Beaumaris, Hampton, Hampton East, Sandringham, Cheltenham, Moorabbin, Mentone, and Black Rock. Our team of experienced and friendly professionals is here to answer any questions you may have and to provide you with the best possible care. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
At Studio Smiles, we use the latest technology to create beautiful, custom-made crowns in just one day. The process begins with a digital scan of your tooth, which is then used to generate a 3D model. From there, we select the perfect shade of porcelain and create your crown using our in-office milling machine. The entire process usually takes about an hour, and you’ll walk out with a brand new crown that looks and feels great. Our CEREC system allows us to provide our patients with high-quality crowns that are durable and long-lasting. So if you’re looking for a dentist that can provide you with same-day crowns, be sure to give us a call. We’d be happy to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.
If you’re looking for cheap dental bridges in Melbourne, look no further than Studio Smiles. We offer high-quality dental bridges at an affordable price, so you can get the smile you’ve always wanted without breaking the bank. Whether you’re looking for a traditional bridge or a more modern option, we have a wide range of options to choose from. And because we only use the highest quality materials, you can be sure that your new dental bridge will last for years to come. So if you’re ready to make your smile look its best, contact us today and see how we can help you achieve your goals.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth – to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, or appearance. Dental crowns are made of different materials. Your dentist can help you decide which type of dental crown is best for you. Factors include the location of the tooth, the amount of visible tooth that will be exposed when you bite together, and your personal preferences. In most cases, dental crowns are made to match the color of your natural teeth. dental crowns are used to:
– Cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left
– Hold a dental bridge in place
– Protect a weak tooth from breaking
– Cover misshapen or severely discoloured teeth
– Cover a dental implant
Dental bridges are an effective way to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge is made up of two crowns, which are placed over the adjacent teeth, and one or more false teeth, known as pontics. The pontics are attached to the crowns, creating a “bridge” that fills the empty space in the mouth. Bridges can be made from a variety of materials, including gold, porcelain, and metal alloys. Candidates for dental bridges include anyone who is missing one or more teeth and has healthy adjacent teeth to support the bridge. In addition, candidates must have good oral hygiene habits and must be willing to commit to regular dental visits for cleaning and maintenance. If you are considering a dental bridge, talk to our dentists to see if it is the right option for you. Here at Studio Smiles, we understand that dental crown and bridge treatments can sometimes be expensive. That’s why we offer fixed price dental services and interest free payment plans to help make these treatments more affordable. With our payment plans, you can spread the cost of your treatment over a period of time, making it easier to budget for your dental care. And because our prices are fixed, you’ll know exactly how much your treatment will cost upfront – there are no hidden fees or unexpected charges. So if you’re looking for high-quality, affordable dental care, please visit us at Studio Smiles. We’ll be happy to help you find a treatment plan that fits your budget.
A dental crown is a prosthetic that covers the whole tooth. It is usually made from porcelain to match the appearance of your other teeth but can also be made from silver or gold. Dental crowns are used to cover teeth that are significantly decayed, chipped, or broken and have lost more than 50% of their structure.
Before you are fitted with a crown, your tooth may need to be very slightly filed down or filled in to create a certain shape. A mold of your tooth will be taken to create a unique tooth cap, tailored to perfectly fit your smile. Book an appointment today at our Bayside studio.
A dental bridge is a prosthetic that is used to replace a missing tooth to close or bridge the gap between the neighbouring teeth. The bridge is attached to the teeth on either side of the gap and covered with a dental crown to hold it in place. A bridge is usually made from porcelain that is fused to metal.
To prepare for your dental bridge, the two teeth on either side of the gap may need to be slightly filed. A mold is then taken, and a bridge is tailor-made to fit your smile. It’s then attached to your existing teeth and cemented into place. Book an appointment today.
Dental crowns and bridges are related treatments, with slight differences between them.
A dental crown is used to cover an existing tooth, while a dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth. A crown fits over your tooth and is used to restore its function and appearance whereas a bridge treats a missing tooth by bridging a gap and crowning the neighbouring teeth to hold it in place.
Dental crowns and bridges are custom-made to fit your natural smile. Before they are created, molds of your teeth are taken to ensure a perfect fit. They are then sent to a laboratory to be created. This way, your treatment is not only a perfect fit for your mouth, but an exact match in colour, shape and texture of your natural teeth.
Dental crowns are designed to be long-lasting, and with proper care, they can last for many years. The longevity of a dental crown depends on a number of factors, including the type of materials used, the location of the crown, and the individual’s oral hygiene habits. For example, porcelain dental crowns tend to last longer than metal crowns, and crowns that are placed on back teeth usually last longer than those on front teeth. In addition, people who brush and floss regularly tend to have longer-lasting dental crowns than those who do not. With proper care, a dental crown can last for many years, providing patients with a beautiful and functional smile.
There are various different varieties when it comes to dental crowns and bridges. Our highly qualified team will determine which treatment is best suited to you at your Studio Smiles appointment.
The different types of crowns include:
Recommended for a front or visible tooth, as it aesthetically matches your natural teeth.
Gold metal alloy
Gold in colour and extremely durable, gold tooth caps are also recommended for molars as they are less visible and are used for chewing.
A prosthetic used to replace a missing tooth, held in place with crowns placed on the neighbouring teeth.
Similar to a traditional bridge, but with only one crown to cover a tooth on one side of the gap.
Uses a metal or porcelain framework to hold the prosthetic tooth in place, which is bonded with resin to the backs of the neighbouring teeth.
Uses dental implants to replace each missing tooth and to create support, without using crowns or frameworks.
Here at Studio Smiles, we take pride in our emphasis on pain-free dentistry. We understand that going to the dentist can be daunting and that there are certain procedures you may find uncomfortable, so we use the latest techniques and technology to make you feel as comfortable as we possibly can. We also offer oral and IV sedation to take the edge off where needed, which means you can wake up to the smile of your dreams without remembering a thing! Book an appointment today.
Dental crowns and bridges are often used to restore the function and appearance of teeth that have been damaged by decay or injury. Crowns are also used to support dental bridges, which replace one or more missing teeth. The cost of dental crowns and bridges will vary depending on the type of material used, the complexity of the procedure, and the location of the dentist.
However, in general, same-day porcelain crowns start from $1,800. For bridges, the cost will depend on the number of teeth being replaced and the type of material used.
Patients can expect to pay between $2,728 and $4,906 for a dental bridge. In some cases, dental insurance may help to cover a portion of the cost. However, it is important to check with your insurer beforehand to see if your policy provides coverage for dental crowns and bridges.
Both bridges and crowns can be used to replace missing teeth, and they each have their own unique benefits. Dental bridges are typically less expensive than crowns, and they can be completed in a single visit to the dentist. In addition, bridges do not require any preparatory work, which means that they can be placed immediately after a tooth is extracted. However, bridges can be more difficult to keep clean, and they may not last as long as crowns. Crowns, on the other hand, are made from porcelain or ceramic, which makes them more durable. Crowns also cover the entire tooth, which helps to protect it from further damage. However, crowns are more expensive than bridges, and they require two visits to the dentist. When deciding between a bridge or a crown, patients should consider their budget, their timeline, and their long-term goals.
In terms of cost, bridges tend to be more expensive than crowns. This is because bridges require more labour-intensive work, as well as more materials. In addition, bridges typically last longer than crowns, making them a wise investment for those who need long-term dental care.
Dental crowns are designed to be long-lasting, and with proper care, they can last for many years. The longevity of a dental crown depends on a number of factors, including the type of materials used, the location of the crown, and the individual’s oral hygiene habits.
For example, porcelain dental crowns tend to last longer than metal crowns, and crowns that are placed on back teeth usually last longer than those on front teeth. In addition, people who brush and floss regularly tend to have longer-lasting dental crowns than those who do not.
With proper care, a dental crown can last for many years, providing patients with a beautiful and functional smile.
Both procedures are generally safe and effective, but there are a few potential side effects to be aware of. In some cases, the tooth may be sensitive to hot or cold temperatures for a brief period of time after the procedure. There is also a small risk of the crown or bridge becoming loose, in which case it will need to be re-cemented or replaced. Overall, dental crowns and bridges are safe and effective treatments for repairing damaged teeth. With proper care, they can last for many years.
We strive to establish rapport and trust to help you feel completely confident on your smile transformation journey.
Dr. Daniel Maryanovsky
Founder and Principal Dentist
Graduating from La Trobe University (Victoria) with a Masters in Dentistry, Dr. Daniel went on to complete advanced training in cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Determined to foster a sense of community, Dr. Daniel is now a faculty member at La Trobe University and co-founded ‘General Dental Residency’, the largest provider of education for early career dentists in Australia.
Dr. Daniel’s greatest passion is the interplay between the artistry, science, and engineering of a smile. Seeing these elements come together daily, whether it be through a simple filling or a complex transformation, is what motivated Dr. Daniel to found Studio Smiles. As a people person himself, Dr. Daniel believes in a relationship driven approach to dental care and likes to take the time to get to know his patients. It is this personal approach and attention to detail which builds trust and gives Dr. Daniel’s patients the confidence to have their smile taken care of.
Outside of Studio Smiles, you’ll find Daniel ballroom dancing, experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen or having a hit of tennis on the court.
Dr. Daniel is a leading member of the following organisations:
Dr Poli Gunaridis
Dr Poli is one of the most experienced dental surgeons in Melbourne, working exclusively in the field of dental implants.
Since graduating from the University of Queensland, Dr Poli Gunaridis has pursued advanced training in dental implant and reconstructive surgery. After many years in the field, Dr Poli has become a leading expert in surgical extractions, dental implants, bone grafting, and all-on-4.
With an abundance of knowledge to share, Dr Poli has given both local and international lectures to other aspiring dentists on the topics of implants and graft procedures. This is something he is truly passionate about.
When he’s not practicing, Poli loves making his way around all the newest restaurants in Melbourne to see what they have to offer.
Dr Barry Creighton
With a Bachelor in Dental Surgery and a specialisation in Conscious Sedation & Pain Control from The University of Sydney, Dr Barry Creighton has over 20 years experience in the field.
Dr Barry provides dental sedation services to our patients at Studio Smiles, which means patients can have their ‘sleep’ dentistry done in-house.
Barry’s truly passionate about creating a comfortable space for those who tend to feel anxious when visiting the dentist. In 2014 he was awarded the Dentistry Achievement Award by the Australian Dental Association for recognition of his efforts in the dental world.
In his spare time, you’ll find Barry completing volunteer work as a Paramedic and participating as an active member of the Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology.
Dr. Sabrina Escuza
Dr. Sabrina Escuza takes great pride in providing a calm environment where patients feel safe to express their needs, and comfortable to ask questions. Empowering you to take control of your oral health journey is her number one priority. She will thoroughly explain your conditions, how they came to be, and what treatment options are available to meet your health or aesthetic goals. Each patient is unique, and she will strategically tie all the aspects of dentistry into an individual journey that will work best for you. It doesn’t matter if it’s a check up, or a complete change that you’re seeking – she will look after you.
Florida, USA is where home is for Dr. Sabrina. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Florida (Go Gators!), and her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Melbourne, where she graduated with honours and an achievement award from the prestigious Delta Sigma Delta dental fraternity. Eight years of uni has made her addicted to education – she is fluent in Spanish, has studied philosophy and French, and now spends her free time learning about the most modern dental treatment modalities through continued professional development courses.
Dr. Sabrina finds great joy in the intersections of dentistry – healthcare and artistry, function/aesthetics and mental health, communication and comfort. She is meticulous with the design of a smile, considering everything from the physics of your bite to the color of the porcelain. One of her favorite areas is where surgery meets prosthetics – sometimes losing a very broken down tooth means creating a healthy space for a beautiful replacement that will get you eating without pain and smiling without shame.
Apart from dentistry, Sabrina (not so) secretly thinks she is a master chef, and can be found trying to feed her friends the excessive amount of food she cooks. She loves music, a good picnic in the sun, and her dog, Nile.
Dental Nurse & Social Media Coordinator
Currently completing her studies in Dentistry at La Trobe University, Natalie has always been passionate about pursuing a career in the dental world.
To her, it’s a profession where the pinnacle of satisfaction comes from helping patients restore function, relieve pain, and help create beautiful and healthy smiles.
Her passion for student voice and advocacy has allowed her to work in publications, promotions, and executive roles for the Australian Dental Students Association (ADSA), La Trobe Rural Health Association (LARHC), and Bendigo Oral Health & Dentistry Society (BOHDS).
When she’s not studying or undertaking placement, Natalie loves to express her creative side through the art of makeup, fashion and digital content creation. You might even find her cooking up a 5-course meal or checking out the newest cafe in town.
Joelynn (Jo) is currently completing her dentistry studies at La Trobe University. Her love for the art and science behind dentistry, as well as the ability to help others, is what has drawn her to this industry.
Her role here at Studio Smiles involves assisting with a range of general and cosmetic dental procedures and her caring nature allows her to provide a quality visit for every patient.
When she’s not studying or at the clinic, you’ll find Joelynn having a hit on the golf course, baking her favourite sweet treats, and spending time with her family and friends.
As a dental nurse her focus is on ensuring patients have the best experience possible during their time in the treatment room with us.
Isabel completed her studies in Paramedicine at Monash University. Wanting to get out of her comfort zone and try something new within the healthcare industry, Isabel found her way into the world of dentistry. She believes that smiles are an important part of who we are and wants to be a part of the journey for those wishing to achieve the smile of their dreams.
When she’s not taking care of her patients, Isabel enjoys spending her free time surfing, and at the beach. A traveller at heart and a self-confessed foodie, you’ll find Isabel trying out different restaurants across Melbourne.
Patient Coordinator, Reception
Katie is the face of the practice, helping meet and take care of patients from the moment they first get in touch.
With an extensive history in the dental industry, Katie has the skills and experience to help patients get the dentistry they need in a way that fits in with their lifestyle and budget. As patient coordinator she has a wealth of knowledge on topics such as general dental treatment, fillings, root canals, Invisalign, porcelain veneers, and dental implants.
In her spare time Katie is passionate about healthy living and loves finding new places to walk her dogs.
Dr. Jeffrey Tho
Dr Jeffrey Tho is a very experienced dentist and has a passion for helping his patients achieve optimal oral health. Dr Jeff thoroughly enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, including crown and bridge, endodontics, extractions and dental sleep medicine.
He graduated from the University of Melbourne with Honours in 2013. Since then he has owned a dental practice in Ballarat until 2019. Since then has worked in Melbourne over the last four years priding himself on providing comprehensive dental care, personalised to each unique patient.
Dr Jeff has also worked as a pre-clinical demonstrator at the University of Melbourne since 2016 and has supervised dental student research in the area of orthodontics.
Outside of dentistry, Jeff was a former number 1 badminton player in Oceania and has represented Australia at two Commonwealth Games as an athlete and once as the Australian National Coach.