Dr. Lida M. Vargas and her colleagues at Virginia Dental Group perform standard cleanings, restorations, and advanced oral surgery with the help of some special tools. They use modern diagnostic equipment such as digital x-rays and a Cone Beam Computed Tomograph, which creates a 3-D image of the mouth and head. These tools aid the dentists before they perform each procedure. For cosmetic dentistry, the doctors fire up a CEREC machine, which allows them to create all-porcelain crowns, onlays, and collectible figurines directly in the office.
The team at Fair Oaks Dental Care take pride in their personalized patient care; in fact, that's one of the main reasons they exist. Before 2003, Dr. Chuck Joo noticed that many of the dental offices in Northern Virginia treated their patients with impersonal, assembly line-like service that reeked of big business. He wanted to do something about it. So, instead of joining a counterculture rock band whose album cover is a picture of molar with a red X through it, he set up his own practice under the banner of personalized family dentistry. Today, he and his staff know their patients on a first-name basis, and they practice a no-rush approach through each of their general and cosmetic treatments.
At Smiles at Fairfax Corner, Dr. Rayek and his team use the latest technology to keep smiles gleaming. Their prized centerpieces are the E4D and iTero CAD scanner machines, which use laser-guided cameras to quickly create digital plans for crowns and bridges. Once a plan has been designed, the in-house lab can create the oral additions in as little as an hour. Dr. Rayek is also an Invisalign Elite Premier Provider who can straighten teeth with custom-fitted, translucent mouth trays or simply a stern look.
Research by the American Academy of Periodontics has found links between oral inflammation and many chronic diseases, including Alzheimer's and cardiovascular ailments. Regular exams, like the one you will receive at Elite Smiles, can help prevent these conditions and make sure your mouth is in tip-top shape. X-rays shine light on rooty toothstalks, exposing any cracks, cavities, and misplaced Micro Machines, and the complete teeth cleaning scrubs away all traces of tartar, plaque, and surface staining to prepare your teeth for the complimentary take-home whitening kit. If you go on to become an Elite regular, you'll also be entitled to free whitening gel twice a year with regularly scheduled checkups (up to a $700 value; call for details).
Many cracked, chipped, and knocked out teeth have come through Fairfax Smiles Dental Care throughout the years. That's because the staff specializes in restorative dentistry services, including reconstructing smiles with implants, veneers, and crowns. In fact, the man in charge, Dr. Soyfer, received his Ph. D. in dental-implant research. To maintain the teeth surrounding patients' implants, the staff performs routine cleanings and in-office teeth-whitening sessions, which can rid stains from drinking coffee, smoking, or making out with a squid.
Dr. Ejtemai brightens mouth ivories with whitening treatments and fixes smiles with restorative implant work. Her dental services also include treating gum disease and performing surgical procedures such as extractions. In addition, she’s a certified Invisalign provider, fitting patients with nearly invisible plastic aligners that straighten teeth over a period of 6 to 18 months.