Latest Oral & Facial Surgery Technology
Cone Beam 3-D Imaging
iTERO Digital Scanning
The scanning technology allows the doctors to simply scan the teeth using a laser, thus eliminating the need for dental impression “mold” material (which is messy, tends to cause a gag reflex, and often must be repeated several times). This makes it easier than ever to:
- Receive appliances that help in the treatment of TMJ and Sleep Apnea.
- Get the final crown on a dental implant: The scanning technology allows Ziad A. Ali, DMD, MD, Jay S. Nokkeo, DMD or Sang Y. Kim, DMD, MD to simply scan the adjacent teeth and abutment/Implant using a laser, thus eliminating the need for dental impression “mold” material (which is messy, tends to cause a gag reflex, and often must be repeated several times). The prosthetic/restorative doctor who works with Dr. Ali, Dr. Nokkeo and Dr. Kim can now finalize the crowns on the dental Implants without the need for an impression visit at his/her office, a visit that usually also involves several other parts and pieces going in and out of the mouth. That entire visit is eliminated thanks to this cutting-edge technology.
Metal-Free Dental Implants
Drs. Ali, Nokkeo and Kim are three of the few surgeons in the DC Metro area that have the capability of placing Metal-Free Dental Implants. These tooth colored Ceramic implants have some advantages in the aesthetic zone (front upper teeth) as well as in patients who prefer a metal-free option.