Posts for tag: cosmetic dentistry

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

Cosmetic DentistryWhat shows when you smile? Of course, your teeth and gums do. But, did you know that your smile also reflects your personality? A dull, drab smile projects a dull, drab image--both interpersonally and professionally. Can you change your flawed teeth and gums into an impressive smile? Explore cosmetic dentistry options with Dr. James Delaney, Jr. and Dr. Melanie Burke in Baltimore, MD. You'll be surprised at the changes they can make in your appearance and self-confidence.

A smile analysis

That where your new smile begins. Skilled in makeovers of all kinds--from simple to complex reconstruction--Dr. Delaney and Dr. Burke can show you how your smile can improve with today's best aesthetic treatments.

Your cosmetic dentist in Baltimore will perform a complete oral examination and take digital X-rays to explore your dental health. Then, you'll discuss the changes you'd like to make--for instance:

  • Brightening stained teeth
  • Repairing flaws such as cracks, gaps, and imperfect tooth shape
  • Straightening a crooked smile
  • Replacing missing teeth
  • Replacing metal fillings with tooth-colored restorations
  • Removing excess gum tissue (a "gummy smile")

Together, you and your dentist will agree upon a treatment plan that makes sense for your budget, time commitment, and desired outcomes.

Featured aesthetic services

Because of their extensive training and experience, Dr. Delaney and Dr. Burke can offer an impressive list of cosmetic treatments. One or more may be right for your smile. They include:

  • Gum recontouring, to remove the excess soft tissue which shows when you smile
  • In-office teeth whitening, a safe and proven way to brighten stained enamel by several shades
  • Composite resin bonding, a repair process which adds layers of tooth-colored acrylic and glass to build-up flawed tooth structure
  • Porcelain veneers, or laminates, which disguise the front of teeth spoiled by cracks, overlapping, surface pitting, and more
  • Dental implants, to replace missing teeth from the root on up
  • Porcelain crowns (full and partial), to support and enhance teeth which are missing a substantial amount of enamel
  • Invisalign clear aligners, a faster, more comfortable and nearly invisible orthodontic system popular with teens and adults

Amazing results

Whether your smile is misaligned, damaged by injury, or simply suffering the wear down years often bring, you can feel and look your best and tell the world you're confident. Cosmetic dentistry from Dr. Delaney and Dr. Burke and their team will move you toward that laudable objective.

To speak to one of them and begin your smile makeover, call the office for an appointment in Baltimore, MD: (410) 764-7764.

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 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.


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.
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.
December 08, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Now is the time that you learned more about these dental treatments that could one day be necessary to improve the health of your smile.

There are so many different cosmetic and restorative dental options that it’s easy to confuse them or mix them up. Our Baltimore family cosmetic dentistrydentists Dr. James Delaney Jr. and Dr. Melanie Burke offer patients an incredible variety of treatments and restorations to help boost their smile’s appearance and protect their teeth for the long run. Find out more about these three popular dental procedures that they offer:

Dental Fillings

A dental filling is the restorative material that is used to fill a cavity. A special material is applied over certain areas of the tooth after our Baltimore, MD general dentist has removed decay to restore the tooth and its appearance.

Fillings can be made from a variety of materials from metal amalgam to ceramic, porcelain and composite resin. The type of filling you get will depend on the severity and location of the decay, your dental insurance coverage and the cost of the filling. We would be happy to sit down with you and discuss which option is best for treating a cavity.

Dental Veneers

If you are dealing with minor to moderate imperfections that you wish you could hide, then say hello to dental veneers. These thin tooth-colored shells are bonded to the front of your teeth to give you a brand new smile that is straighter, whiter and more even. Veneers are a great option if you want to brighten your smile but teeth whitening isn’t appropriate for you. It can also help improve certain minor alignment issues so that you don’t even need to get braces. Of course, some tooth enamel will need to be removed prior to placing the veneers. While this is painless the process is not reversible, unless you choose Lumineers.

Lumineers are veneers that are so thin that they can be applied to your teeth without any enamel removal. So if you want to get veneers but aren’t satisfied with them for any reason they can easily be removed without it affecting the original shape of your smile.

Dental Sealants

This is a great preventive option for child, teens and even adults who are prone to cavities, particularly on molars and premolars. It can be more challenging to brush all these nooks and crannies on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. As a result, it’s more likely that a cavity will develop in the back of your smile.

To combat this issue, our Baltimore general dentist will paint a tooth-colored plastic seal over the chewing surfaces of these teeth to prevent food and bacteria from being trapped in the fissures and cracks. It’s completely painless and can even be placed at your next six-month cleaning.

Do you have questions about what these treatments could do for you? Want to find out how we could enhance your smile? If so, then call our Baltimore, MD dental office today to schedule your initial consultation.

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James Delaney Jr. D.D.S. & Melanie Burke D.M.D.

Baltimore, MD and North Baltimore, MD Family Dentists
James Delaney Jr., D.D.S. & Melanie Burke, D.M.D.
2 Village Sq Ste 219
Baltimore, MD 21210-1610
(410) 764-7764
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