Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
Do you have teeth that need to be reshaped and contoured? Are you in need of dental implants? Precision technology may be called into use to treat these issues and numerous others. Our practice makes use of specialized equipment to determine where to place an implant or how best to shape a tooth, so it blends in with other teeth in the mouth. Do you need teeth whitening? We utilize multiple methods such as Zoom Whitening to get your teeth white most effectively and efficiently possible. A gorgeous smile is something every person wishes to have, and this technology makes achieving this goal easier.
Dentistry has come a long way through the years, and advances continue to be made. Patients need to speak to their dental practitioner to learn about new treatment options that may not have been available even a few short years ago. With the help of this precision technology, patients find they can have the necessary work done in a shorter period and with less discomfort.
Problems detected early are easier to treat. When a dentist finds a small cavity between the teeth, he or she can often recommend a filling rather than the need for a root canal to save the tooth. The devices may be used to detect periodontal disease at its earliest stages, of great importance as this disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. For those patients who fear the dentist and avoid care. As a result, the single-tooth anesthesia we offer is of great help, and the same is true of air abrasion, a process that provides dental care without the need for a drill. Dentists may also use these tools when placing a crown, installing veneers, and more, depending on the unique condition of the patient’s mouth.
When gum disease is detected, dentists may need to make incisions when treating the patient. With the help of technology, smaller incisions can be made, reducing the recovery time and any pain the patient may experience following the procedure. Furthermore, this technology helps in removing any bacteria that has accumulated in the gums. The dentist also uses these devices to catch oral cancer in the early stages when lesions are tiny and may be missed by the human eye during an exam with a mirror. These are only two of the many ways precision technologies assist dentists when it comes to periodontal concerns.
When a patient needs surgery or a root canal, precision technology provides the dentist with a better view of the treatment area. The devices are used to illuminate and magnify the mouth to get a better understanding of precisely where the issue lies. As a result, the dentist can more effectively provide treatment. These are only two ways in which the technology benefits the patient when undergoing a procedure that is more involved.
Patients find the use of our digital imaging not only reduces their exposure to radiation significantly, but it also allows us to see the teeth and gums more clearly. Images are displayed on a computer monitor, as opposed to being held up to the light, and this ensures the treatment area is clearly defined.
Cavities can be detected between the teeth using this technology, and bone health can be determined. This type of imaging is useful not only for general and cosmetic dentistry, but it is also of great help in assessing the damage following a trauma to the mouth. Furthermore, the use of this technology allows dental practices to share information quickly and easily, not only with specialists who may be needed to treat a patient but also with insurance companies for faster payment.
In the past, dentists used a mirror to detect problems in the mouth. Today, they now have the option of using a camera to examine the teeth and gums and get a better understanding of any issues the patient is experiencing. This helps to provide a diagnosis faster and ensure the proper treatment plan is selected. Also, the use of the camera helps to reduce the amount of time the patient spends in the dental office, as the problem can be better pinpointed. These and other devices are of great aid in a variety of treatment areas.
Contact the Washington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today at 202-363-2500, so we can develop a treatment plan that addresses your dental problem. Regardless of whether you are missing teeth, have a problem with your bite, or stained teeth, we have a solution for you. Our goal is to meet all of your oral care needs, from general dentistry to cosmetic procedures.