When decay damages the chewing surface of a molar, you may need more than a simple dental filling to restore that tooth.
In cases where a filling isn’t enough to repair the damage, but a full dental crown isn’t needed, Dr. Altrock and Dr. Fabb recommend inlays and onlays instead.
– An inlay is bonded within the center of the tooth
– An onlay extends over the edge(s) of the damaged tooth
Instead of taking the time to create our inlays and onlays in an off-site dental lab, the Altrock Fabb Dental team can fabricate your customized solutions right in our office using the CEREC machine. This computer-aided manufacturing technology designs and crafts custom inlays and onlays in a single visit!
Call Altrock Fabb Dental today to learn more about this conservative restoration treatment and take the first steps to a healthier, pain-free mouth.
A dental bridge is a customized set of prosthetic teeth that fills the gap in your smile caused by missing teeth.
People struggling with moderate-to-severe tooth loss sometimes need more than just crowns or veneers to reconstruct their smiles. Dental bridges make it possible to restore balance, function, and aesthetics to your smile.
Traditional bridges are supported by crowns placed on natural teeth on either side of the gap. A single bridge can replace several consecutive teeth in a single treatment. It is secured in place using dental cement, so you can talk, chew, and smile with confidence.
Implant-supported bridges are bridges that are supported by dental implants. This is a more complex procedure than traditional bridges, but it does offer many additional benefits.
Dental implants fuse with the jawbone to replace lost tooth roots, support bone structure, and remain permanently in your mouth. This lends implant-supported bridges more durability and functionality.
If you are missing multiple teeth, ask the team at Altrock Fabb Dental whether implant bridges are the best restorative option for your smile. A custom-made bridge could be the long-term solution you need to embrace a healthier, more confident smile for a lifetime.