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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.