Crowns & Bridges

Dental Crowns

What is a Crown?

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and form.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure and is indicated when the tooth cannot be restored with conventional filling.

Although there are several types of crowns, Falls Family Dental recommends a strong and highly durable ceramic material called Lithium Discillicate.  Our office creates crowns to match the shape, size and color of your existing teeth, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.

Reasons for Getting a Crown:
  • Indicated after root canal treatment
  • Chipped, broken or cracked tooth
  • Repair a large filling that is decayed

Getting a Crown Means?

Dr. Fabry uses the latest technology to create a crown in one visit. His in-office CEREC milling machine sculpts a perfectly shaped crown from hard, durable material. Because the crown is created in a single visit, there is no need to leave his office with a temporary tooth.

Having placed thousands of CEREC crowns, Dr. Fabry is considered an expert. He prefers the customization offered by creating and then finishing the CEREC milled crowns in-office.

Dental Bridges

What is a Bridge?

A bridge consists of two or more crowns that span the gap created by at least one missing tooth. A dental bridge is a non-removable restoration.  Falls Family Dental creates bridges out of a hard, durable ceramic or Zirconia material due to their durability and aesthetic appearance.  Using the latest technology combined with advanced dental materials enables Dr. Fabry to create a dental bridge that lasts many years.

Reasons for a fixed bridge:
  • Improve your smile by filling missing teeth.
  • Prevent drilling of teeth.
  • Hold and maintain facial shape.
  • Improve mastication or chewing.

 

What does getting a fixed bridge involve?

Dr. Fabry prepares existing teeth on either side of the missing tooth. Either a mold is taken and sent to a lab for fabrication or a CEREC image is taken and the bridge is fabricated in the office.

Inlay & Onlay

What are Inlay & Onlay Restorations?

An inlay or onlay restoration is a custom made filling made of Lithium Discillicate, porcelain, gold, or lab processed composite resin. 

Inlays & Onlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma.  Inlays are an ideal alternative to conventional silver and composite fillings because they are esthetic and more durable. 

As with most dental restorations, inlays have a lifecycle and may someday require replacement.  Highly durable lasting many years, you can expect a beautiful long lasting smile.

Reasons for inlay & onlay restorations:
  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Fractured or large fillings

 

What does getting an inlay & onlay involve?

Dr. Fabry prepares the damaged tooth, images are then taken with the CEREC machine. He designs the restoration and mills it out of a ceramic block.  The restoration is fitted & adjusted and then cemented in place. A beautiful restoration placed in a single visit.