Restorative Dentistry


Restoring a Beautiful Smile

Creating healthy functional smiles for our patients.

At Tomaree Dentistry we offer a range of services to restore or replace your damaged teeth. Our services include customised bridges and crowns, veneers, implants, partial and full dentures and root canal treatment.


A filling is one option for restoring the shape and function of your teeth and commonly used for tooth decay. After a thorough examination, including digital x-rays, our dentists may suggest a filling as part of your treatment plan if they have seen signs of decay or trauma to the tooth structure.

There are a variety of materials that can be used to fill your teeth, depending on the tooth type, the strength requirements, the level of decay of the tooth and your individual bite. Our dentists will recommend the best for your situation.


Crowns are used to restore damaged, heavily filled or decayed teeth. You may require a crown after having root canal treatment, to cover an implant, to transform the shape of your teeth, protect teeth which are cracked and in danger of fracture and used as supports for bridges.

Our dentists use digital scans of the tooth preparation area in order to have the crown made to fit precisely over the tooth – improving the size, strength and appearance of the tooth.

When you invest in a crown for your tooth we highly recommend you maintain good oral hygiene and have regular checks to preserve the longevity of your crown.

Dr John Cropley


A bridge is the dental term for a fixed restoration which replaces one or more missing teeth.

There are several types of bridges, but most work by being attached to the real teeth on either side of the gap.

They are permanent fixtures that can provide a natural look, support the remaining teeth, help keep your teeth in their proper position and restore functionality to your mouth.

Dental Implants:

Dental implants are a fixed, permanent solution to replace missing teeth. They look, feel and perform like natural teeth and last a very long time.

A dental implant is a titanium tooth root that is surgically anchored to the jawbone, replacing the root of the missing natural tooth. Once the implant has fully bonded to the bone a crown is fixed to the implant to replace the missing tooth. The final result may involve a single tooth crown, multiple teeth, bridges to span spaces or even a full arch of teeth.

Dr Cropley has provided implant restorations at the practice for many years. He works closely with trusted specialists and oral surgeons who place the implants to his requested specifications.

Dentures – full, partial:

Dentures are artificial teeth used to fill in the gaps created by missing teeth. They are removable, great for replacing your missing teeth and help to retain your normal speech and functionality of your mouth.

At Tomaree Dentistry we have many years of experience with denture treatment. Dr John and Dr Margaret are able to transition patients from natural teeth to a denture with an immediate replacement.

Depending on your situation, our dentists will recommend either a full or partial denture.

General Dentistry Care in Nelson Bay
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Dental Implants

Replacing Missing Teeth


Returning Your Smile

Dental Crowns

Saving Natural Teeth

Porcelain Veneers

Perfecting Your Smile


We gladly accept all health funds and process claims straightaway via HICAPS.

All accounts must be settled on the day of service, unless pre-arranged with our Management team.

We accept payments by cash, EFTPOS, PAYWAVE, credit card (Visa or Mastercard), Visa debit and cheque.


We participate in government schemes including Veteran Affairs and Child Dental Benefits Scheme. We also accept patients through Hunter Area Health subject to availability of appointments.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry replaces missing teeth and repairs damaged ones to give you teeth that look and feel as natural as possible.

Is it better to save a tooth or have it removed?

Retaining your natural teeth is always preferable and extractions can lead to loss of jaw bone density. However, if a tooth cannot be saved a removal might be a better idea.

What is major restorative dentistry?

Major restorative dentistry refers to more significant procedures such as dentures and implants. More basic restorative dentistry includes minor procedures like fillings.


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    Nelson Bay, NSW 2315
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