Dental Technology Specialist

Virginia Dental Group PLLC

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Fairfax, VA

Living in a modern world, you deserve modern technology in every aspect of your life. At Virginia Dental Group PLLC in Fairfax, Virginia, Lida M. Vargas, DDS uses the most advanced dental technology possible to provide you with comfortable, high-quality dental care. From digital X-rays to cone beam CT scans, Virginia Dental Group has the right technology to give you the best smile of your life. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more.

Dental Technology Q & A

Why should advanced dental technology matter to me?

Dr. Vargas is constantly striving to improve their preventive care methods, treatment options, and more. To help achieve those goals, they’ve invested in a number of X-ray systems, cameras, and scanning devices that offer a better look inside your mouth than traditional methods such as two-dimensional X-rays and scans.

What types of dental technology are available?

Some of the technology that Virginia Dental Group offers includes:

CEREC® one-visit restorations

Traditional restorations — dental crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays, etc. — take at least two visits to complete. With CEREC, you can have comfortable restorations that fit perfectly inside your mouth in just one visit. CEREC uses computer-assisted design (CAD) tools to create a 3D scan of your tooth that’s then transported to a milling machine, which fabricates your new restoration in about 15 minutes. By eliminating messy impressions and out-of-office labs, your restoration is created and fitted in just one visit.

iTero® digital scans

iTero intraoral scanners create 3D scans of your mouth to take extremely accurate digital images in mere minutes. Unlike traditional two-dimensional scans, intraoral scans can be used to create precise dental models for restorative treatments, including dental crowns, veneers, and inlays and onlays. The scanners themselves are thin wands that can easily maneuver through every nook and cranny of your mouth, so your dentist can get the right visual of the inside of your mouth.

Digital X-rays

When it comes to maintaining your smile, having the most detailed X-rays possible can help your dentist diagnose serious problems such as tooth decay, cysts and abscesses, tooth infections, bone loss, and even mouth tumors. What makes digital X-rays unique is their ability to take accurate images of your mouth without the harmful radiation that often accompanies traditional X-rays. In addition to using less radiation, digital X-rays don’t need chemicals to develop high-quality images.

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)

Dr. Vargas at Virginia Dental Group use CBCT to create 3D images of the hard and soft tissues of your mouth and jaw in just one simple scan. These scans help dentists get a more detailed view of your mouth before diagnosing tooth decay, analyzing dental or facial trauma, detecting endodontic problems, planning your dental implant placement, and more.

The right dental care requires the most advanced technology available. To learn more about the services offered at Virginia Dental Group, call or book an appointment online today.