Advanced Dental Technology – Burke, VA
Innovation at Your Fingertips
Although you may not be the one to handle the technologies we use, you will be the recipient who benefits from them the most. Traditional techniques and devices required patients to spend much time waiting but now, innovative dental technology has drastically improved, offering a greater patient experience. At Alpine Dental, Dr. Maryam Ashraghi, our CT/Cone Beam Scanner, digital impressions, intraoral camera, and sedation cut down on time spent in the dentist’s chair and instead, produce high-quality results much quicker. Find out more about the advanced dental technology in Burke that we use by reading the information below.
CT/Cone Beam Scanner
When it’s time to place dental implants, perform a root canal, or prepare for another type of complex dental treatment, we use our CT/Cone Beam Scanner. This device includes a 360-degree rotating arm that snaps hundreds of photos of your oral and facial structures. Detailing everything from your teeth and gums to your jawbone, nerve pathways, and blood vessels, they combine to create a three-dimensional model of your mouth, allowing our team to better prepare your treatment plan.
Digital Dental Impressions
Cold, messy dental putty is now a thing of the past thanks to our digital dental impression system. To create a more comfortable experience for our patients, we use a handheld device that looks similar to a pen to scan the inside of your mouth and create a 3D model on a chairside monitor. From here, we can make adjustments before sending the image over to a dental laboratory. Lab technicians will then use the 3D model to produce customized restorations to properly fit your smile.
Oral Conscious Sedation
When preparing for dental treatment, oral conscious sedation can be a welcomed solution for patients who suffer from dental anxiety or who require multiple procedures during one appointment. Taken before their arrival, this pill medication allows the person to feel fully relaxed but also cognizant enough to respond to dental cues. Unlikely to remember much from the visit, this type of sedation dentistry can make for a more enjoyable, seamless, and successful appointment.
You can now easily see what your dentist sees thanks to the use of an intraoral camera. This unique device consists of a small camera that exists on the tip of the wand used to scan your mouth. Projecting the images onto a chairside monitor, you and Dr. Ashraghi can discuss problem areas if any are found, as well as the type of treatment you will need and the importance of good oral hygiene. We view our intraoral camera as a highly effective tool for better patient education.