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Our Northern Virginia Cosmetic and Restorative Dentist Uses State-of-the-Art Imaging to Help Patients Envision and Achieve Their Ideal Smile

Whether you’re considering Invisalign, seeking a same-day crown, or exploring another cosmetic or restorative dental treatment, the journey to a more beautiful smile begins with the dentist taking scans or impressions of your mouth. Alexandria Dental Health & Smile Studio, Dr. Mojgan Mazhari utilizes top-of-the-line intraoral scanners and imaging software to quickly and comfortably capture highly accurate, 3D images of your teeth and gums, enabling expert planning and execution of customized care. Contact our Alexandria, Virginia, dental office today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Mazhari.

cosmetic dentistry patient preparing for oral scanImproving your smile used to require your dentist or orthodontist to take imprints of your teeth with messy dental putties—a process that could be lengthy, uncomfortable, and less than precise. Fortunately, our cutting-edge intraoral scanning equipment eliminates this technique in favor of digital scans, resulting in accurate images and treatment that’s fast, convenient, and much more comfortable.

Why You Might Need a Dental Scan and the Importance of High-Quality Oral Imaging

Oral scans play a crucial role in dentistry. High-quality dental imaging can help dentists and orthodontists complete numerous tasks, such as:

Whether you’re suffering from an oral infection or seeking to beautify your smile, accurate dental scans provide vital information that guides diagnosis and treatment.

Our Advanced Intraoral Scanning and Imaging Technology Delivers Accuracy, Convenience, and a Sneak Peek at Your Treatment Results

Alexandria Dental Health & Smile Studio prioritizes your oral health and smile satisfaction, utilizing sophisticated intraoral scanners and imaging technology to ensure you receive the highest standard of care. Here’s what you should know about the revolutionary dental scan devices Dr. Mazhari uses at her Alexandria, Virginia, office.

iTero

Made by Align Technology, the company behind Invisalign, the iTero intraoral scanner allows us to capture highly detailed 3D images of the inside of the mouth in just minutes. Though other dental scanners only scan tooth surfaces, iTero also scans surface and internal tooth structures to provide valuable data that informs your care.

But that’s not all.

iTero uses Invisalign Outcome Simulator software to create a digital sneak peek of your treatment results during your initial consultation. Additionally, iTero TimeLapse lets us compare scans over time so you can see the progress you’re making toward your smile goal at each visit.

CEREC Primescan

CEREC Primescan is a state-of-the-art intraoral scanner that captures 1.5 million 3D data points per second, making it possible to scan the entire jaw in less than 60 seconds. Dr. Mazhari creates digital impressions and designs crowns, bridges, and other dental restorations with CEREC software, then sends them to the CEREC Primemill for in-house fabrication. These advanced CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) systems can produce single-unit restorations, such as crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers, in one visit, enabling same-day crowns and other treatments.

What to Expect During Your Dental Scan and Complimentary Consultation at Our Alexandria, Virginia, Dentist Office

Dr. Mazhari offers complimentary initial consultations for Invisalign, dental implants, and other complex procedures. She—or her assistant—performs a complete oral scan, moving the intraoral scanning wand inside your mouth to capture images from various angles. The scan takes just minutes. Afterward, you can view the images on a computer screen, discuss your smile goals and treatment options, and review simulated treatment results. Dental imaging with our iTero and CEREC Primescan intraoral scanners is fast, painless, and noninvasive to ensure a seamless experience for our patients.