Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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242 Butler Road Ste 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22405   Office Location

Delta Dental • Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield

CEREC and Advanced Digital Technologies

Digital X-Ray Technology

In order to provide nothing but the best to our patients, our office uses state-of-the-art technologies in all our procedures. These new technologies allow us to treat dental cases with extreme precision, detect dental concerns at early stages, and provide stunning and customized restorations. When you visit our office you can be confident that you are receiving the finest and most advanced dental care.

We proudly offer and use the following advanced equipment:

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-Rays

X-rays are a focused beam of x-ray particles passed through bone which produce an image on special film, showing the structure through which it passed. This provides the familiar black and white images doctors and dentists use to diagnose problems and disease. Great strides have been made recently in the field of x-ray technology. Image quality has improved our ability to diagnose pathology with dramatically less radiation exposures to our patients!

Digital X-Rays

In our office we use digital radiography which allows us to take x-rays using up to 90% less radiation than conventional film x-rays. Using this technology, we are able to take an x-ray of your mouth by using a small sensor which records the image of your teeth and sends it to a computer. The result is a highly detailed image of your mouth that can easily be enhanced to better diagnose dental concerns and determine the very best treatment for each case.

The New ORTHOPHOS XG System With 3D

The new ORTHOPHOS XG System With 3D

The ORTHOPHOS XG 3D system by Sirona combines the ability to provide digital 2D panorex x-rays with the 3D capabilities of cone beam technology. The 2D panorex images expose patients to the same radiation dose as a single small bite wing x-ray. This is one of the lowest radiation panorex models on the market! We can now do 3D scans of the jaw or of just several teeth to provide improved diagnostics and surgical planning. We can integrate the 3D x-ray model with our CEREC system for implant planning and the creation of custom surgical guides, which allow for precise implant placement. Utilizing both systems together increases safety and the likelihood of a great result!

CEREC Crowns and Onlays

CEREC Crowns and Onlays

CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. My favorite procedure, this high-tech equipment allows us to restore damaged teeth conservatively with beautiful custom ceramic crowns or onlays in a single visit, usually in just over an hour. There is no impression and no temporary!  This completely eliminates the need for multiple appointments over a several week period. The process can create all ceramic dental crowns, inlays, onlays or veneers using a variety of technologies including 3D imaging and computer-aided design and manufacturing known as CAD/CAM (see below). CEREC CoupleUsing an intra-oral camera, a scan is taken of the tooth and the picture is loaded onto the computer.

Using CEREC CAD/CAM technology from Sirona, I am able to transform the image into a three-dimensional model and design your restoration in front of you on the computer. This valuable program then allows me to easily calculate the appropriate restoration shape and size, leaving healthy tooth structure, and create a near perfect restoration that fits like a puzzle piece. When the design is ready, a milling machine then creates the restoration using a high-speed diamond bur and calculated precision. The restoration is then bonded to the tooth, adjusted and polished. The result is a beautiful, custom designed and produced restoration, made entirely to fit your mouth. CEREC crowns are metal-free and have been used for over 25 years. Today’s materials and bonding are incredibly strong and durable with beautiful results that can last a lifetime!

Soft Tissue Diode Laser

Soft Tissue Diode Laser

African American CoupleSoft tissue lasers are used to safely remove soft tissue, such as excess gum tissue after braces are completed. The soft tissue laser can also be employed to aid in restoring caries below the gum without having to surgically lay a flap. We use the soft tissue laser to aid in restorative procedures, crowns and CEREC restorations as well as for surgical procedures like frenectomies and some biopsies. The soft tissue laser enables the dentist to treat our patients with extreme accuracy and eliminates the need for most stitches.

Computerized Shade Matching

Computerized Shade Matching

Our office uses computerized shade matching with VITA Easyshade to make restorations that perfectly match the color of your natural teeth. Old methods of shade matching can be inaccurate and inconsistent. Our shade matching system is a small hand-held device that captures tooth hue, value and chroma to create precise color matches. With this technology, you can be confident that your restorations will beautifully match your natural teeth.