|In light of the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, our practice, City Smiles DC, will follow the American Dental Association (ADA) and Local DC Government guidelines.
Effective 5 PM, March 17, 2020, through April 30, 2020, our office will be closed to elective procedures (hygiene appointments, fillings, etc.). We will reopen at 8 am on May 4, 2020.
You need the services of our qualified dental professionals or technicians when you have issues with your oral health.
Who are Dental Technologists or Technicians?
These are people who are trained and certified in oral care and procedures. Often, they use their scientific and artistic talents to create prostheses. This is usually after they have obtained a prescription from dental professionals like dentists. Our dental technologists and technicians usually use dental items and equipment to help patients with teeth issues to recover their natural smiles. They do this by either removing or replacing damaged teeth.
Common Terms Used in Dental Technology
Soft-tissue laser technology is the latest oral medical procedure that is greatly transforming how dentists and dental technologists are treating their patients. Our orthodontic team will help you get your beautiful smile back by way of soft-tissue laser technology.
Thanks to the versatility of laser tools, our highly experienced, knowledgeable dental technologists will give you oral treatments that are comfortable and convenient. With laser tools, our professionals will be able to give you oral treatments that are painless.
CAD/CAM stands for computer-aided design & computer-aided manufacturing. An integrated CAD/CAM system offers one complete solution for design through manufacturing. It is yet another advanced dental procedure that helps to make most dental treatment seamless. With CAD-CAM technology, dental technologists can easily offer their patients same-day dental restorations.
Digital Panoramic X-ray
Digital panoramic x-ray is another advanced oral dental procedure that is used nowadays by dentists or oral surgeons in their daily practice to see a more comprehensive view of your teeth. The technology makes it easy for our dentists to be able to easily plan treatments for braces, dentures, implants, and extractions.
3D Oral Imaging
Did you know that at City Smiles DC, led by dentist Dr. Stuart Ross, we have state-of-the-art technology (a Sirona GALILEOS® machine) to take a 360º scan of your jaw and skull, and translate it into a 3D model? We do, and we pride ourselves on staying up-to-date with the latest in innovative imaging technology. 3D imaging not only helps us assess our patient's problems, but allows us to show our patients how to better care for their smiles.
An intraoral camera is a small video camera that is used by dentists to take photos of the outer parts of gums or teeth. Intraoral cameras look almost similar to a pen and are usually outfitted with a protective sheath that is disposable for the hygiene of each new patient.
Periodontal Laser Treatment
Laser treatments have made the processes involved in oral treatments easy for dentists and dental technologists alike. Thanks to the laser treatments, such as crown lengthening, gingivectomy, minor tissue tag removal, patients seeking various dental treatment procedures can experience reliability and cost-efficiency.
DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Screening
DIAGNOdent is a revolutionary new way for your dentist to find even the smallest areas of tooth decay and cavities. By using the advanced DIAGNOdent technology, we are able to treat small cavities and areas of tooth decay before they become larger issues requiring more compromising procedures. DIAGNOdent is a quick, comfortable process that helps you and your doctor keep your smile healthy and happy for a lifetime.
CEREC uses CAD/CAM technology to take impressions quickly and generate a precisely fitted filling so you have same-day restorations. CEREC dentistry is an advanced dental treatment. Unlike other conventional methods of dental treatments known to affect tooth structure, CEREC dentistry preserves the structure of the tooth.
Micro dentistry is an advanced dental treatment procedure that is used in the treatment of tooth decay. Unlike other conventional methods of dental treatments known to affect tooth structure, micro dentistry preserves the structure of the tooth.
VELscope Oral Cancer Screening System
More than 480,000 new cases of oral and throat cancers are diagnosed each year, and over 35,000 of those cases are right here in the United States. Oral cancer kills one person every hour in the U.S., and without proper detection methods, a person may have oral cancer and not even know it. In almost all cases of oral cancer, early detection plays a major role in a patient's chances of survival. By diagnosing and treating oral cancer early, a patient's five-year survival rate is 80-90% greater.
Bite Analysis (Occlusal Assessment)
At City Smiles DC, Dr. Stuart Ross can perform a bite analysis to determine whether a patient has a bad bite, or if an occlusion disorder exists. We want to help our patients (of all ages) have a bright smile, healthy teeth, and a proper bite. If your teeth do not fit together just right, it can cause alignment issues, damage to your teeth and gums, and painful jaw joint problems now and in the future.
For all your issues regarding dental technology, feel free to get in touch with our experienced dental technologists here at City Smiles DC at (202) 539-9499 today.