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. This allows us to create a more precise, personalized treatment plan.
Advanced Dental Technology in Silver Spring, MD
SprintRay 3D Printing
Our office uses SprintRay 3D Printing. This allows us to offer same day dental appliances. We can keep a lot of our lab work in-house for a fast turnaround on dental devices like nightguards and clear aligners. 3D printers are a useful tool for almost every type of treatment. Also, they allow us to provide you with high quality, efficient dental services.
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 impressions, temporary restorations, and multiple visits over weeks and weeks to the dentist.
With CEREC, your dentist can design a beautiful, custom made restoration on their computer screen. Once the dentist approves the final design, we will send it to a milling machine. The milling unit creates high quality restorations, which our dentists can fit and place in our Silver Spring dentist office in one 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 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. This includes the teeth, jaw bone, nerves, and gums. It 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 exposure. A scan can produce a wide scope of views and angles that the dentist can enhance and use for 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. They emit a lower percentage of radiation, making them the ideal choice for most dentists. Digital x -rays also provide a more precise depiction of the intended x-ray site.
We can produce digital x-rays immediately after we take them and the 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. State of the art dental technology like 3-D imaging, CBCT scanners, and digital x-rays allows our dentists to plan the most effective treatment.
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 an anesthetic. Imagine this minimally invasive dentistry on our young patients that are now simple and safe. It will not leave them anxious to return.