Crown and Bridge

Crown and Bridge

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One of the dental risks that heavily filled teeth or those undergone root canal therapy face is fracture due to the excessive loss of natural tooth structure. Crowns (also known as ‘caps’) are a means of protecting such teeth by providing them with as much coverage as possible and or necessary to return the tooth to its optimal function. Traditionally, this was done by removing at least 1-2mm of tooth structure from all surfaces of the tooth and replacing them with either a porcelain, or metal (or combined) restoration. The minimally invasive approach to restorative dentistry employed by Aspendale Gardens Dental Care also means that whenever possible, we also consider placement of an onlay or inlay which reduces the amount of tooth structure removed. Bridges use the same materials as crowns but are used to replace missing teeth. Traditionally, the teeth on either side of the missing tooth have a crown placed on them and then anchored to a false tooth