Meet the Doctor
Zuleima Santiago-Del Toro, DMD
Custom-made to straighten your teeth, Invisalign® clear aligners are nearly invisible. Each aligner is made of a proprietary, multi-layer SmartTrack material, which gently shifts your teeth into place over time, moving them slightly both horizontally and vertically and even rotating them if necessary. The aligners are engineered so that as you change to the next set of aligners (typically every two weeks), your teeth gradually move into their correct position.More information
The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure uses the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp to activate the 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening gel and accelerate the bleaching process. The Zoom bleaching process lightens discolored enamel and eliminates stains while leaving the structure of your teeth intact and unchanged.More information
A crown is a dental cap that completely covers a severely damaged tooth and restores your tooth's appearance and functionality. Crowns come in a variety of materials to suit your particular needs. This restorative dental procedure not only improves your teeth's aesthetic appearance, but also helps prevent bone loss and improves the overall health of your smile.More information
Dental Services Offered
Welcome to Smiles on Delaware!
Here at Smiles on Delaware, you will find an experienced team of dental professionals ready to provide you with the highest quality of care for your oral health needs. If it has been a while since your last check-up or you are simply looking for a new home for dental care, you are probably wondering, "Is there a dentist near me who can provide excellent service at an affordable price?" Fortunately, you have found the answer here at Smiles on Delaware. Our highest priority is your satisfaction and comfort for everything from cosmetic teeth whitening to root canal therapy.
Every member of our dental team, from Dr. Jay Moon and Dr. Emma Villiard to the hygienists, dental assistants, and technicians have been trained in the most advanced equipment and techniques for providing effective, pain-free, and affordable dental care. We are dedicated to the idea that your oral health directly affects your overall health, so even a minor toothache requires serious attention and individualized care. After a comprehensive exam, your dentist will discuss any outstanding issues and work with you to devise a plan based on your unique needs, whether you only require regular check-ups or the more specialized service of an orthodontist, endodontist, periodontist or prosthodontist. Regular check-ups and professional cleaning help to maintain a healthy smile and prevent complications such as gum disease and tooth loss.
Take the first step towards enjoying the beautiful smile you deserve by calling us at 515-850-1150 to schedule an appointment today!
Dental Services at Smiles on Delaware in Ankeny, Iowa
At Smiles on Delaware, we want your smile to look as good as it feels. Our dental team can help you smile with pride by effectively treating problems that range from discoloration to misalignment.
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen
Smiles on Delaware is proud to be your Invisalign provider in Ankeny, Iowa. Invisalign is an innovative alternative to traditional metal braces for correcting dental misalignment or spacing problems. Your teeth are gradually shifted into their optimal position by a series of custom-made clear aligners that are virtually invisible, comfortable to wear, and easily removed to accommodate activities such as eating or sports. Working adults are able to maintain a professional appearance and enjoy the dramatic improvement of properly aligned teeth without feeling self-conscious. Invisalign Teen is specially designed to complement your adolescent patient's lifestyle, which also encourages their enthusiastic participation in a way that traditional metal braces simply can't match.
Professional Teeth Whitening with Opalescence Boost and Zoom!
Even the most carefully treated white teeth can fade over time or become discolored as the result of diet, personal habits, or aging. We will work with you to determine the best teeth whitening treatment for your personal needs and lifestyle.
The Opalescence Boost system utilizes a powerful teeth-whitening gel to brighten your smile by several shades in a short amount of time. The Zoom in-office tooth whitening procedure uses a unique light to activate its gel and accelerate the bleaching process. We also offer the option of using custom Take Home Trays for your whitening treatments. Depending on your needs and preferences, our dental team will help you choose whether to receive treatment in our office or apply it yourself in the comfort and convenience of your own home with a teeth-whitening kit.
Composite Resin and Porcelain Veneers
If you are unhappy with chipped, slightly crooked, misshapen, or discolored teeth, dental veneers may be right for you. Veneers are an ideal alternative to minor orthodontic treatment and are permanently bonded to provide you with a beautiful smile for many years to come. Dental veneers can also provide relief from the tooth pain associated with worn enamel.
Are you experiencing a toothache? Have you chipped or broken a tooth? Do you need a professional dental examination to find the cause of your pain? At Smiles on Delaware we offer a variety of restorative procedures from fillings to root canal therapy. These services do more than just improve the appearance of your smile. Our goal is to provide pain relief, restore function, and ensure future oral health.
Traditional and Ceramic Crowns
At Smiles on Delaware, we apply a custom, natural-looking crown (or "cap") in cases where decay or trauma has done too much damage to completely restore the original tooth. Crowns are an excellent alternative to extraction that offer long-term durability, protection from decay or cracking, and an improved, natural appearance.
A crown may be right for you if...
- you have chipped or broken teeth that are immediately visible as soon as the dental array is revealed. This situation could require tooth removal and cause a gap in your teeth that requires a surface replacement.
- you have undergone a root canal that requires a significant portion of the tooth to be removed to make way for the support structure and the cleaning process.
- you have weak and damage-prone teeth.
- you have a tooth that is severely discolored.
Implant Retained Dentures
If you are looking for affordable dentures in the Ankeny, Iowa area, you can find them here at Smiles on Delaware. Our implant-retained dentures are custom crafted to look natural and provide greater stability that allows you to enjoy proper oral function. Our dental team will help you determine if a partial or full denture will best suit your individual needs, lifestyle, and budget.
Emergency Dental Care in Ankeny, Iowa
A severe tooth cavity, physical trauma, and other oral health problems can be incredibly uncomfortable, and we are here to treat dental issues that just can't wait for your regular check-up. Whether you're suffering from a painful cavity, cracked tooth, or a loose filling, please don't hesitate to give Smiles on Delaware a call! Research shows periodontal problems can potentially elevate the risk for other health issues, including diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease. Your health and comfort are our first priority. If you are in the Ankeny, Iowa area and experiencing serious oral pain, call us directly at 515-850-1150 and one of our team members will schedule a consultation with you during our regular business hours.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
What is Sleep Apnea? Put simply, it is a condition that affects the way you breathe while sleeping. Sleep apnea symptoms often include frequent, loud snoring and interrupted sleep cycles. Specifically, this is instigated when the soft tissue in the back of your throat relaxes while you sleep, causing interruptions in breathing. These interruptions usually last between 10 to 20 seconds and can occur up to hundreds of times a night. Sleep apnea is typically more prevalent in males, smokers, and the elderly; it can also cause a wide range of problems from sleep disturbance to more serious health issues; however, with advances in dental devices, this condition can now be treated and controlled.
Here at Smiles on Delaware, we utilize the most advanced, up-to-date technology in order to diagnose and treat dental problems with the highest level of accuracy and effectiveness. You no longer have to deal with time-consuming, uncomfortable traditional dental x-rays. Instead, at Smiles on Delaware we use non-invasive, painless equipment to instantly produce high-resolution dental images and x-rays that allow our dentist to identify problems such as tooth decay, worn enamel, periodontal disease, or micro-fractures that would normally remain undetectable and untreated.
We are able to reduce the duration of your dental visit to Smiles on Delaware by using the iTero Element digital scanner to quickly obtain an extremely high-quality image of your entire dental structure. You are able to see not only the current condition of your teeth, but also a before-and-after-simulation of your ideal smile -- and this is all done without the discomfort of using dental trays and impression goo to produce a physical model. The iTero Element scanner is non-invasive, convenient, and comfortable for dental imaging while allowing our dentist to deliver a higher level of care to our patients in Ankeny.
If you need a surgical tooth extraction or wisdom teeth removal, we can save you the time and money of making an extra trip to see an oral surgeon. These procedures require only local anesthesia and can be performed here at our dental clinic.
Make an Appointment
Our dental team is ready to help you achieve and maintain the smile you've always dreamed of having. We are happy to answer any questions about the dental insurance we accept or the available options if you have no dental insurance. Call us today at 515-850-1150 to schedule an appointment for your comprehensive dental care.