By James Delaney Jr., D.D.S. & Melanie Burke, D.M.D.
June 27, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Do you need dental implants? Are there gaps in your smile? Do you want to conceal and repair them? If your answer is yes to all of the dental implantsabove, then no worries. Dr. James Delaney and Dr. Melanie Burke in Baltimore, MD, provide their patients with dental implants and the care they need for a healthier life.

More About Dental Implants

Dental implants are state-of-the-art installations that are used to fix gaps in your smile. The process of getting a dental implant is simple. Your dentist applies local anesthesia to the problem area and places a titanium post. The titanium post is biocompatible, so your body will not reject it.

Afterward, your dentist will surgically seal the area and give you a temporary crown. The titanium post will need to osseointegrate, which takes three to six months. This process simply means the titanium post will fuse with the bone, giving your teeth support and strength.

When the three to six months pass, you will go back to your dentist. They will re-open the area and attach an abutment and a permanent crown that matches the rest of your teeth. You can walk out of our Baltimore office with a complete smile.

Caring For Your Implants

The advantages of implants are that they have a high success rate, can last a lifetime and you can receive multiple implants, not just one.

Taking care of your implants isn't difficult. It's the standard oral regimen of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing, at least once, before bed. Also, stay away from sugary foods. Sugar contains bacteria that produce plaque. The build-up of plaque can lead to cavities or something worse, like periodontal disease.

For more information about dental implants, call Drs. James Delaney Jr. and Melanie Burke. Their office is conveniently located in Baltimore, MD, so make sure you schedule an appointment as soon as you can.

By James Delaney Jr., D.D.S. & Melanie Burke, D.M.D.
March 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Would you like improve your smile? Whether you're concerned about missing or damaged teeth or want to get rid of stains, cosmetic cosmetic dentistrydentistry treatments can revitalize your smile. Our Baltimore, MD, dentists, Dr. James Delaney and Dr. Melanie Burke, discuss a few smile-changing treatments.

Crowns

Crowns improve the appearance of your smile and also repair damaged or fragile teeth. Hollow crowns fit over the top of teeth, completing enveloping weakened or cracked teeth in danger of breaking. If your tooth has fractured, a crown will restore its natural appearance and its functionality. Crowns are also used to hide discolorations and other imperfections, improve the appearance of oddly shaped teeth and lengthen short teeth.

Tooth-colored fillings

Do you dislike the look of silver amalgam fillings? Tooth-colored fillings are tinted to match common tooth shades, ensuring that your dental work doesn't stand out. The fillings are made of composite resin, a flexible material composed of powdered glass and plastic. Composite fillings are more attractive, don't expand and contract when exposed to temperature extremes, and actually strengthen teeth.

Invisalign

Straightening crooked teeth no longer requires metal braces in many cases. Transparent Invisalign aligner trays improve the alignment of your teeth without wires or brackets. The removable aligner trays exert continual pressure on your teeth, which gradually re-positions them. You'll begin wearing a new set of aligners every two weeks. The trays are virtually invisible and can be removed occasionally if you have a big night planned.

Teeth whitening

Do your teeth look a little yellow? Teeth whitening treatment can dramatically improve a smile dulled by stains. Hydrogen peroxide, a natural bleaching agent, breaks apart stains caused by foods, beverages or cigarette smoking. Whitening only takes about an hour in our Baltimore office and improves your smile by several shades or more.

Dental implants

Implants offer the newest option if you need to replace missing teeth. During minor oral surgery, titanium implants that look like small screws are placed in your jawbone. The implants gradually bond to your bone and act as replacement roots. The addition of dental crowns to the top of the implants restores the visible portion of teeth. Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth or can also be used to replace any number of missing teeth, thanks to implant-supported bridges and dentures.

Transform your smile with cosmetic dentistry treatments! Call our Baltimore, MD, dentists, Dr. Delaney and Dr. Burke, at (410) 764-7764 to schedule your appointment.

By James Delaney Jr., D.D.S. & Melanie Burke, D.M.D.
January 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Family Dentist  

It’s important to have a dentist by your family’s side.family dentist

Whether your child is experiencing a sports-related tooth injury or you just need to schedule six-month dental cleanings for the whole family, there are instances in which it’s important to have a Baltimore, MD, family dentist like our very own Dr. James Delaney and Dr. Melanie Burke, who you can turn to for care no matter what.

What is a family dentist?

Everyone has unique needs when it comes to their health, and oral health is no different. Factors such as age, lifestyle, health and everyday habits can all play major roles in your dental health; fortunately, our family dentists have gone through extensive and specialized training to provide a full range of services for every member of your family. It doesn’t matter your age; you will get the care you need when you walk through our doors.

Why should I consider choosing a family dentist?

First and foremost, we know that as parents life can get pretty hectic, right? Taking time off of school or work to go to the doctors shouldn’t be such a hassle and essential appointments shouldn’t be skipped because they are too difficult to work into your already busy schedule.

Instead, consider our Baltimore dentists a one-stop expert for all of your oral health needs. Being able to schedule cleanings on the same day for every member of your family also means fewer trips to the dentist. Plus, keeping up with preventive dentistry and routine care can also prevent both you and your children from dental issues that may require additional and more costly procedures down the road.

We also know that no one likes being rushed out of the office or feeling as if they haven’t been heard by their doctor. We make sure that we really get to know every member of your family to provide each patient with the trustworthy and customized care. For example, you tell us your daughter just joined her school’s soccer team (Awesome!). We’re excited for her but we also realize that she will need to protect her teeth while on the field and we can easily create a custom mouthguard. Getting to really know each family’s lives means that we can provide you with dentistry that really makes a difference.

If you are looking for a dentist in Baltimore, MD, that will treat your family like one of their own then it’s time you called our dental practice and scheduled an appointment with Dr. Delaney or Dr. Burke. We want to help your family maintain beautiful smiles.

By James Delaney Jr., D.D.S. & Melanie Burke, D.M.D.
November 29, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Discover simple cosmetic treatments you can get to enhance your smile for the better.cosmetic dentistry

We know that everyone wants to have a perfect smile but sometimes little imperfections keep us from being happy with the smiles we have. If small chips, cracks or discolorations are bugging you then you may be wondering how our Baltimore cosmetic dentists Dr. James Delaney, Jr. and Dr. Melanie Burke can help you.

Dental Bonding

Do you deal with small cosmetic flaws in one or more teeth? Do minimal discolorations, cracks, chips or even misshapenness keep you from having that perfect smile? If so, dental bonding may be the simple technique you need to get the results you want. Dental bonding uses composite resin, a moldable tooth-colored material that can be applied to the tooth and shaped over these imperfections.

Bonding is the least expensive cosmetic treatment you can get and it can be a great option for those who want to fix minimal issues but don’t want to turn to more serious dental commitments like veneers. Plus, bonding is completely non-invasive and painless. Our Baltimore dentists will choose the proper shade for your bonding resin, apply and shape it over the tooth and then harden it into place with a special curing light. That’s all there is to it!

Dental Contouring

Also referred to as dental reshaping, this cosmetic treatment often goes hand in hand with dental bonding since they complement each other well. Sometimes you have a small chip in a tooth or you have a tooth that is perhaps a bit longer and out of proportion with the rest of your smile.

When this happens, it might be time to consider dental contouring, in which we painlessly shave off small amounts of enamel to reshape and improve the look of one or more teeth. If you are dealing with oddly shaped or excessively pointy teeth, this might just be what you’ve been looking for to give your smile the subtle boost it needs.

Whether you have questions about getting dental bonding or you want to find out if you are an ideal candidate, call our Baltimore dental office today to learn more. We are here to give you a smile you’ll be proud of.

By James Delaney Jr., D.D.S. & Melanie Burke, D.M.D.
September 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: invisalign   braces   orthodontics  

How Invisalign treatment from your Baltimore, Maryland dentist can improve your smileinvisalign

Whether you are a teenager or an adult, you can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Modern orthodontic treatment can straighten your teeth discreetly and quickly, thanks to Invisalign. This revolutionary orthodontic treatment doesn’t use metal brackets or wires.

Invisalign uses a simple, effective system of clear plastic trays, called aligners, which are smooth and comfortable. Dr. James Delaney Jr. and Dr. Melanie Burke in Baltimore, Maryland want to share more about Invisalign and what treatment can do for you.

There are many reasons why people love Invisalign. When you choose Invisalign, you can count on:

  • Discreet treatment, because no one will see the clear plastic aligners
  • Comfortable treatment, because there are no sharp metal parts
  • Healthy treatment, because you remove the appliance to brush and floss
  • Enjoyable treatment, because you can eat the foods you love

You can also count on rapid results because from your first set of aligners to your last set of aligners, treatment only takes 9 to 15 months. You receive your first set of aligners, which you wear for two weeks, and then you change to a new set of aligners. You wear these for another two weeks. You change aligners every two weeks until your treatment is complete.

Invisalign aligners may look delicate, but they are strong enough to fix all the same orthodontic issues as conventional brackets and wires, including issues like these:

  • Overbite and underbite
  • Crossbite and open bite
  • Poorly positioned and rotated teeth
  • Overlapping or gapped teeth

Why settle for old-school metal brackets and wires when you can have state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment from Invisalign? If you are thinking about achieving a straighter smile, think about Invisalign as the solution to straightening your smile discreetly.

For more information about Invisalign, call your family dentists Dr. Delaney and Dr. Burke in Baltimore, Maryland. Don’t wait to get a straight smile you will love, call today!





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