services

 

Dr. Deledonne is equipped to handle all your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our services on this page:

 

~ Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take x-rays in order to properly diagnose the health and condition of your teeth and gums.


~ Fillings: Resin
Tooth-colored fillings that are light cures to match your teeth. Amalgam: Silver-colored fillings, more durable material.


~ Crowns

A crown can be used to cover a fractured tooth, a tooth with a large, old filling, or a tooth that is severely damaged by decay. Crowns strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. Crowns are also used to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped or to cover a dental implant. Types of crowns include the full porcelain crown, the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown and the all-metal crown. Dr. Deledonne can recommend the crown that is best for you.


Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, Dr. Deledonne removes decay and shapes the tooth. Then he makes an impression and fits a temporary or transitional crown of plastic or metal. On the next visit Dr. Deledonne will remove the temporary crown, fit and adjust the final crown, then cement it into place.

~ Root Canals
When a root canal is necessary, Dr. Deledonne, or an endodontist, removes the inflamed or infected pulp, carefully cleans and shapes the inside of the tooth, then fills and seals the space. Afterwards, you will return to Dr. Deledonne to place a crown or other restoration on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.

~ Periodontal Treatment
Advanced gum disease sometime requires the dentist to clean below the gum line to remove stubborn, crusty deposits called tartar or calculus, and to remove damage near the tooth root. This is done to prevent further damage and restore and stabilize the tooth.


For some patients, a local anesthetic is administered to the affected area. Then, a small scaling instrument and/or ultrasonic cleaning device are used to remove the deposits.


After cleaning, the root may need to be smoothed, or planed, to restore it as much as possible to its original shape. Planing also allows your gum tissue to better attach itself and heal properly.


~ Removable Dental Prosthesis
For missing teeth, we can make dentures or removable partials for you.

~ Dental Implants

Dental implants are an effective method in replacing one or several teeth. Each implant consists of a metal post that is inserted into the jawbone under your gums. During a healing period, the bone grows around the implant. Then the post is outfitted with an artificial tooth, which is similar to your natural tooth. Implants can also support a bridge, replace a partial denture or secure a fixed denture.

~ Teeth Bleaching
Several options are available to help make your smile brighter and whiter. In-office bleaching, at-home bleaching, or whitening toothpastes.  Ask Dr. Deledonne which technique is best suited for your needs.

~ Veneers
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth. Porcelain laminate veneers are commonly used to correct teeth that are stained or discolored, badly shaped or crooked, or damaged due to an injury.

Placing a veneer is usually an irreversible process, because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell.


~ Mouth Guards
Whether you are an athlete or casual sports participant, you should wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, a bite guard will help reduce symptoms of TMJ. We custom make mouth guards in both soft and hard materials.