When a dental emergency happens, it’s important to get the right care, right away. Cramer Dental specializes in treating common emergencies such as chipped or cracked teeth, lost teeth, swelling and bleeding of the mouth, sensitivity to hot or cold or jaw and ear pain.
If you are experiencing an emergency, please call us at (610) 272-0404.
CROWNS & BRIDGES, IMPLANTS, DENTURES, TMJ/TMD THREATMENT
Crowns & Bridges
Dental bridges are natural-looking tooth replacements which help maintain facial structure, reduce stress on the jaw and fill in the gaps caused by missing teeth. Fixed bridges are cemented to the existing teeth and do not come out. Removable bridges can be taken out and cleaned at home.
Dental crowns are used to strengthen and improve the shape, size or color of teeth. They can support broken or weak teeth or those with large fillings; provide a smooth, strong, attractively contoured surface for stained, misshapen or otherwise abnormal teeth; and aid in the implantation of bridges and other implants.
Tooth loss is a common condition that can occur as a result of disease, trauma or poor dental hygiene. The best treatment for tooth loss is to replace the missing tooth, which can help prevent gum damage and tooth damage, as well as restore comfort and confidence in social situations. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root used to support tooth replacement structures such as crowns, bridges and dentures. Dental implants help patients regain the ability to eat, speak, and smile without the pain and embarrassment of missing teeth.
Dental implants are titanium cylinders that are surgically implanted into the jawbone to replace the roots of the missing tooth. The replacement structure is supported by the implant, and looks and feels like a natural tooth. Implants offer permanent results and full functionality, which can result in people not knowing that you lost teeth in the first place.
A crown can be used to replace one tooth, a bridge can replace several teeth, and a full bridge or full denture can replace all teeth. The replacement teeth can be treated just like natural teeth, requiring regular home care and dental visits.
Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to help patients with missing teeth perform daily activities that would otherwise be difficult. Patients who have lost their natural teeth due to decay, periodontal disease or injury may suffer from further decay, as well as difficulty eating and speaking. The absence of teeth can also lead to a sunken, collapsed appearance in the mouth area. By restoring the physical presence of teeth, this malformation is corrected and the patient can maintain their normal appearance.
There are three types of dentures: full (complete) dentures, fixed partial dentures and removable partial dentures. Most patients only require partial dentures, as they are only missing a few teeth. Additionally, most partial dentures are fixed in place by the crown-and-bridge technique, and those who possess removable partial dentures are usually exempt from the fixed version due to complicating factors.
The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) is the small joint located in front of your ear where your skull and your lower jaw meet. The TMJ moves every time you talk, yawn, chew or swallow. It is one of the most frequently used joints in your body.
This joint may be affected by injury or disease and can lead to symptoms such as headache, facial pain, earache, limited mouth opening and an abnormal bite, a condition known as TMJ disorder. Symptoms can vary from mildly noticeable to seriously debilitating pain.
Treatment of your temporomandibular joint disorder may range from conservative dental and medical care to complex surgery. Your treatment may include short-term care such as pain medication, muscle relaxation, bite plate or splint therapy and, at times, stress reduction counseling
If non-surgical treatment is unsuccessful or if there is joint damage, surgery may be indicated. Surgery can involve from the least invasive, arthrocentesis, to arthroscopy or open joint surgery.
Dental cleanings will not only make your teeth look better, but also remove plaque and tartar buildup so that you can maintain good oral health (and fresher breath). Our hygienist will look for signs of decay or gum disease, then give you suggestions to improve your daily oral homecare routine.
The foundation of sound dental care is routine dental cleaning and maintenance. However, your routine hygiene visits are not only for cleaning. At Cramer Dental, your oral hygiene visits include a thorough examination and include an oral cancer screening, gum disease and decay evaluation as well as restorative evaluation. In addition, visits may also include Intraoral photographs, digital dental x-rays or treatments; as well as a complete dental cleaning and polishing.