Dental Services

I. Preventative
  
  • Initial/ Periodic Exams – thorough examination of all soft and hard tissues, diet consulting, cancer screens,   orthodontic and periodontal evaluation, and check for bruxism/TMJ problems.
     
  • Prophylaxis – clinical scaling and polishing by a licensed dental hygienist
     
  • Radiology – office uses all digital films for any x-rays: bitewings (once a year) detect caries between teeth; panoramic (1 in 3-5 years) full mouth x-ray detects impacted wisdom teeth, cancer massed, various cysts, and missing teeth; periapical (only when needed) identifies periodontal disease and abscessed teeth.  
     
  • Laser cavity detector – early prevention using laser light beams in which it spots irregularities in a tooth and shows any decayed areas of a tooth on the computer screen.
     
  • Fluoride – multiple flavors to choose from, kid friendly.
     
  • Mouth/Night (bite) Guards – to prevent sports related mouth injury, treat TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) and bruxism problems, are made in office and completed within 3 days.
     
  • Periodontal treatment – gingival curettage, root planning, deep cleaning for minor gingivitis and periodontal disease.
  • Emergency Treatment – all emergencies are welcome and will try to be seen the same day the patient calls, toothaches, abscesses, broken teeth, sports/accident injuries, lost crowns, and broken dentures.
 II. Basic Treatment
 
  • Amalgam – a non-toxic alloy metal that offers a stronger fix for larger cavities
     
  • Composite – a tooth colored material used to fix cavities, esthetic.
     
  • Sealants – a protective coating on newly erupted molars in children to prevent future caries.
 
III. Major Treatment
 
  • Root canals – endodontic treatment of infected/abscessed teeth
     
  • Crowns/Bridges – we offer gold crowns on posterior teeth, porcelain crowns with non-precious metals are matched with the color of your dentation for esthetics, ceramic crowns for a more natural look on anterior teeth, and we use a local lab with quick turnaround (1 week)  
     
  • Implant Restorations – patients are first evaluated to determine whether they are good candidate for the procedure, the implant will be placed by a referred surgeon then the patient will return to our office for the final restoration of the implant.
     
  • Extractions – simple extractions of permanent/primary (baby) teeth, surgical extractions of fractured teeth, and extractions of soft tissue impacted wisdom teeth.
     
  • Full/Partial Dentures – replace missing teeth, we use a local lab with quick turnaround (1 week), and same day denture repair on all minor fixes.
     
  • Soft tissue laser treatment – includes removal of fibromas, removal of excess tissue due to medication and/or biopsies, treatment of cold sores, which will alleviate the pain and speed up the healing process.
 
IV. Anesthetics/Sedation
 
  • Local Anesthetic – commonly used injection for basic/major treatment
     
  • Nitrous Oxide – conscious sedation most known as “laughing gas”, closely monitored, inhaled through a nose mask, patient will not go to sleep and will be able to drive one’s self home after procedures are completed.
     
  • I.V. Sedation – we have a licensed anesthesiologist who comes in office and puts the patient to sleep through an I.V. for dental procedures.
 
V. Cosmetic Dentistry
 
  • Bonding – an easy fix for minor flaws in the anterior teeth including spacing, cracks, or chipped teeth.
     
  • Porcelain Veneers – white ceramic facing which bonds onto the front of anterior teeth for esthetic purposes.
     
  • Bleaching – custom trays that the patient takes homes along with a package of bleaching syringes, use accordingly, trays are made in office and are completed within 3 days; refill bleaching syringes are sold in office as well.
 
VI.  Products available for Purchase
 
  • White Strips – professional strength crest white strips, 4x stronger than the ones sold in stores, use accordingly.
     
  • Spin brushes – clinically proven to clean teeth 20% better than a manual toothbrush
     
  • Clinical Toothpaste – prescription strength fluoride for patients with highly active caries and sensitive teeth, we offer Clinpro 500 or a more generic brand.
     
  • Clinical Rinse/Gel – for patients with gum disease and periodontal issues, we offer PerioMed or OMNI Gel
     

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From Our Patients:

Dr. Lechner has been my dentist for as long as he's been in Delaware. He was the first dentist to recognize that my having had rheumatic fever meant that I should take an antibiotoc prior to a dentist visit. From that time forward, I have not come down with any sort of illness following a dentis appointment. Thank you for all these wonderful years of healthy teeth and general good health!

Mary Fran Cassidy
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