Crowns are tooth shaped restorations that are used to rebuild and reinforce heavily broken down or compromised teeth. Crowns can be made from materials such as porcelain, gold or zirconia. Crowns are made outside of our Mooroolbark Surgery at a local Melbourne dental laboratory.

Crowns achieve a better long-term outcome for your teeth because:

  • Crowns are made from a stronger material compared to normal fillings.
  • Crowns have a greater wear resistance meaning they don’t wear down as quickly.
  • Crowns are custom made for your tooth to minimise leakage along the tooth margins and are made to seamlessly fit within your bite.

Crowns also give the added benefit of being highly aesthetic. They are commonly used in smile makeover cases where getting the right shape and colour of the tooth is of paramount importance for the overall success of the case.

Crowns prescribed at Manchester Road dental surgery are made with the highest precision and quality control, and are 100% Australian made.


Veneers are thin facings that are placed on the front surfaces of teeth, similar to the way an acrylic nail is placed on a fingernail. Veneers are made from porcelain and offer the same strength, precision and aesthetic benefits as crowns. Porcelain veneers are often used for smile makeover cases where front teeth are either broken, chipped, discoloured or crooked. Porcelain veneers prescribed at our Mooroolbark clinic are 100% Australian made and created to highest quality and standard.


Teeth can be broken from trauma, chipping, or tooth decay. A filling may be required to fill the hole and protect the nerve in the tooth, keeping food and bacteria out.

Composite Fillings

Are also known as adhesive fillings or white fillings. Composite fillings chemically bond to your remaining tooth structure which allows your dentist to be more conservative in their filling preparations.

Composite restorations are strong and is the material of choice to provide a natural looking result for your teeth.

Amalgam Restorations

Also know as metal or silver/mercury fillings are the traditional fillings that were used prior to the use of composite restorations. Teeth with large or wide amalgam fillings are at high risk of fracturing as metal fillings don’t chemically bond to your tooth. They do not support your remaining tooth structure. Manchester Road Dental Surgery highly recommends that if you have large amalgam restorations on your teeth, to get them assessed to minimise the risk of dental emergencies occurring through broken teeth or lost fillings.