It’s very common for teeth to fall victim to decay or physical trauma, and for some patients, these issues can end up affecting almost all of their teeth. Whether you have a single tooth in need of TLC or could use a full-mouth reconstruction, Dr. Kramer is the dentist to see. In addition to his 30+ years of experience, he has also completed countless continuing education courses dedicated to helping him repair the teeth in such a way that it looks like nothing was ever wrong with them in the first place. No matter what condition your smile might be in right now, our team can help, and you can give us a call to learn how restorative dentistry in Selbyville, DE can renew your smile.
In the past, the best way to fix a small cavity was to place a gray amalgam filling, but thankfully, those days are long gone! Now, Dr. Kramer can instead use tooth-colored fillings to make decay practically disappear under a natural-looking restoration. These are made of a composite resin that can be shaded to match any patient’s enamel, and they help preserve more of the healthy tooth structure compared to old fillings as well, leading to a higher-quality repair.
For severely damaged or decayed teeth, rather than simply extracting them, we can protect the remaining healthy enamel and fully restore the look and strength of the tooth using a dental crown. These are custom-shaped “caps” that simply fit over a tooth, and ours are made of dental porcelain because it has a more natural appearance. While most dental offices need at least two appointments to place a crown, we can do it in just one thanks to our technology (learn more right below).
We can make our own high-quality dental crowns right in our dental office. Combining computer-aided design and manufacturing, we can mill and place a crown in as little as an hour that is just as strong and aesthetically-pleasing as anything produced by an outside lab. This approach not only saves a patient time, but they also don’t have to get a messy impression or spend weeks with an unreliable dental crown. In just one visit, their tooth will look and feel brand new.
A bridge is a simple but very effective prosthetic we can use to replace a single tooth or even many missing teeth in a row. Two dental crowns are fitted over the teeth on either side of the absent ones, and these are bonded to additional crowns to fill in the space. The end result is a normal-looking row of teeth that allows a patient to smile with confidence and chew with ease again.
Dentures and partials enable a patient to replace several missing teeth at the same time using a single, easy to care for prosthetic. Our dentures are custom-designed for each and every patient using top-quality acrylic materials so they have a natural appearance and secure fit. With Dr. Kramer, you can get either a removable denture, or for a more secure and stable feel, an implant fixed retained denture.
A precise fitting bridge, used when many teeth are missing or when existing teeth are not strong enough to support themselves and a long span bridge is needed to replace the missing teeth. This works well when implants are not an option for replacing missing teeth and some teeth are still remaining. For patients with some missing teeth, often one of the biggest barriers between getting dental implants to replace them is not enough bone. Telescopic coping bridges are able to work around this problem so patients with inadequate bone can restore their teeth quickly without having to get a bone graft to build up the jaw.