At Dechter & Moy Dentistry in Silver Spring MD, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest level of care. Part of that commitment involves incorporating state of the art dental technology into our practice to help create a more precise, personalized treatment plan.
Advanced Dental Technology in Silver Spring, MD
CEREC stands for Chair-side Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. The complete CEREC unit allows your dentist to design, create and place ceramic restoration during a single visit. CEREC technology allows us to take digital images of your teeth, and convert it into a 3-D virtual model. CEREC virtually eliminates the need for messy gag-reflex inducing impressions, temporary restorations, and multiple visits over weeks and weeks to the dentist.
With CEREC, your dentist can design beautiful, custom-made restoration on their computer screen. Once the final design is approved, it is sent to a milling machine. The milling unit creates high-quality restorations, which our dentists can fit and place in our Silver Spring dentist office all in the same visit.
With everything going digital, our scans can be sent to the lab and 3D models can be printed This assures greater accuracy than the old stone models we have always worked with. 3 D printing can also be used to fabricate many other dental appliances using advanced plastics including temporary restorations, mouthguards, dentures and even retainers. As the technology improves and costs come down, 3D fabrication technology will certainly make its way from the lab to us.
3-D imaging allows your dentist to take high-resolution images of the soft and hard tissue in the mouth, including the teeth, jaw bone, nerves, and gums. 3-D imaging is more precise, more accurate, and more efficient than traditional 2-D imaging methods.
3-D imaging can help with the diagnosis, treatment planning, and execution of dental implants, orthodontics, cosmetic procedures, and restorative treatments. 3-D imaging also limits the amount of radiation a patient is exposed to. A simple scan can produce a wide scope of views and angles that can be enhanced and analyzed to provide a complete evaluation. Also, the use of 3-D imaging technology often creates a more convenient and pleasant dental visit for the patient.
Digital x-rays can be used as an alternative to traditional x- rays. Digital x-rays emit a lower percentage of radiation, making it the ideal choice for most dentists. Digital x -rays also provide a more precise and accurate depiction of the intended x-ray site. Digital x-rays can be produced immediately after they are taken and allow your dentist to view them on their computer screen. Using digital technology, your dentist can enlarge, enhance, and view your x-rays without re-exposing you to more radiation.
Computer Guided Dental Implants
The planning and placement of dental implants require dentists to analyze the surrounding bone structure to find the most viable implantation site. Using state of the art dental technology like 3-D imaging, CBCT scanners, and digital x-rays allow our dentists to plan the most effective treatment for each patient. The dental technology used can help plan a more precise, detailed treatment plan for placing dental implants. With advanced dental technology backed dental implants, patients can enjoy high quality, long-lasting restorations.
Today’s patients desire not only functional dentistry, but dentistry that is comfortable effective and safe. What is unique about our laser is that it is an “all tissue” laser. It redefines the dental experience. The Waterlase iPlus offers us complete versatility across all tissue types. We can do all soft-tissue procedures as well as restorative procedures on hard tissue (teeth) often without anesthetic. Imagine this minimally invasive dentistry on our young patients that is now simple and safe and will not leave them anxious to return.