About Digital Impressions
Have you visited the dentist before and been told that they need to take an impression of your teeth? Typically, this process entails biting down into a messy concoction in a mouth tray, sometimes inducing a gag reflex, and waiting for the material to set around your teeth in a mold. Some patients can’t stand the taste or the feel of the material in their mouth, and it often requires staying in the office longer. At City Smiles DC, the comfort and care for our patients is our top priority. This includes providing the latest in digital impression technology, so that your valuable time with our board-certified dentist, Dr. Stuart Ross, is spent discussing your needs and that solutions are comprehensive. Let us take a look at what digital impressions can do for you.
We can use 3D models, produced by digital impressions, to make the production of dental restorations much smoother and more precise. We commonly use the digital impression when creating restorations for dental implants, dental crowns, onlays, inlays, dentures, and more. Don't let messy molds of the past keep you from visiting the dentist. You now have other options.
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"I had a great experience with Dr. Ross and his Team at City Smiles. I was recommended to Dr. Ross to have 2 crowns done on front teeth that were in bad shape. While my regular Dentist was "ok" for the regular checkups, I was looking for someone that was really among the best in high quality serious dental procedures. Before I get into the results, I want to comment on the professional high end ambiance and service that was there at every step of this experience. Dr. Ross personally took a good amount of time to examine my teeth and fully explain his plan to make my teeth look and work like new again. I was pleased that the both teeth were done in one trip - abiet a 3 hour appointment. The color match is perfect, and Love the idea of lots of big grins and smiles. This truely was a 5 star experience."- M.D. / Google / Jul 23, 2017
"I went to see Dr. Ross on the recommendation of a friend after I had a horrible experience with another dentist. That was over 10 years ago. I've recommended him to several other people who have been happy as well. Friendly, competent staff who treat their patients well! Thanks for all you do to make the experience positive."- J.S. / Yelp / Jul 18, 2017
"Dr. Ross came recommended to me by a friend's family dentist, and I couldn't be happier with the service I receive. Not only do Dr. Ross and his staff make sure you're comfortable and take the time to go over what you're looking for with your dental health/provider, they also go above and beyond to address specific areas of concern. Dr. Ross clearly is incredibly experienced in dentistry and keeps abreast of the latest technology, while also being personally invested in his patients. He provides his professional expertise but also works with you to plan out your care based on your specific needs, priorities, or limitations. Also, I have incredibly sensitive teeth, and his staff checked in every step of the way to make sure I was comfortable and adjusted their approach as necessary. They are so gentle and thorough with cleanings--first cleaning I actually enjoyed! If you are someone who is anxious or had a difficult history with your teeth, or just looking for a great cleaning, I couldn't recommend him/his team more!"- A.G. / Google / May 29, 2017
"My experience with Dr.Ross, Melissa, Jennifer and Tina was great. On my first appointment I came with my 2 yr old because I couldn't find a babysitter in time and everyone was very accommodating. Dr.Ross' wife even played with him while I used the restroom! Wonderful team wonderful service! Also my dental work is amazing, highly recommended."- S.G. / Yelp / May 27, 2017
What to Expect
At City Smiles in Washington, DC, Dr. Ross uses a device known as the CEREC® Omnicam to create an accurate digital impression of your mouth. But how does the Omnicam work? The Ominicam is comprised of 3 pieces of equipment: the scanning wand, the scanning machine, and monitor for the 3D display. Using the scanning wand, Dr. Ross scans sections of your teeth. On the monitor, the pieces are joined together in a 3D model that you can move around, zoom in, and analyze for flaws. If a mistake is made, Dr. Ross can simply rescan the area for a more accurate print. If we had been using dental molds for the impression, a mistake would require the patient to return and make another mold of their teeth. Using the 3D model, Dr. Ross can point out where your problem areas are, and show you what the end result could be of your treatment (all of this, right from the chair you’re sitting in).
We can contact your insurance provider to see if digital impressions are covered under your current dental plan. We can discuss the anticipated costs, insurance coverage, and/or out-of-pocket expense at your private dental consultation at our office. Also, keep in mind that each patient has different needs and different dental problems. We can walk you through the process at your appointment.
Patients have let us know how much they loved their new dental restorations, and how comfortable they feel. We can thank their digital impressions for a lot of that comfort, as this digitized version is more accurate in creating the restorations.
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Are you due for a new restoration or other dental treatment, and want an accurate assessment of your oral health? Trust in digital impressions by Dr. Ross at City Smiles DC, where Washington, DC patients can get a more accurate view of their mouths for the work that needs to be done in collaboration with their own dental provider. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ross, and if you’re due for a dental implant, dental crown, or other treatment, you can trust that a Omnicam digital impression will assist in the process.