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Advanced Dental Services & Technology – Annapolis, MD

Technology to Enhance Your Dental Experience

Like any medical field, dentistry is constantly expanding. Our dental office works hard to incorporate new techniques and technology that we believe will enhance your overall dental care experience. Whether it’s going digital via our X-rays and CBCT imaging technology, taking detailed impressions of your mouth with our intraoral scanner, or creating a detailed treatment plan to treat your chronic jaw pain, Dr. Vanik is prepared to get the job done. Keep reading to learn more about the technologies Vanik Dental Group of Annapolis has to offer!

Committed to State-of-the-Art & Comfortable Dental Experiences

  • Faster, More Comfortable Impressions
  • Comprehensive Planning for Restorative Treatments Via Tekscan®
  • Precise Implant Placement with CBCT Scanner

Intraoral Cameras

Dentist capturing intraoral images

An intraoral camera brings the smallest details into focus and allows you to have increased understanding when discussing your treatment options. We connect the camera directly to a computer screen in the operatory to clearly see the condition of the mouth in need of restoration.

All Digital X-Rays

Woman receiving 3D CT scan

Traditional X-rays of the past were often time-consuming, making them extremely inconvenient to perform. Today, digital X-rays allow for fast and highly detailed images of your underlying structures, including your teeth, gums, and supporting jaw bone. Plus, going digital means we can reduce radiation exposure as much as 80 percent, creating a safe environment for you and your family. We always take the precautions necessary to ensure your protection during necessary, routine X-rays.

Tekscan® Occlusal Analysis System

Patient receiving analysis with Tekscan system

TekScan is dentistry’s only digital occlusal analysis system. (Occlusion simply means the contact between your teeth – the way your teeth fit together when your jaws are closed – i.e., your bite.) TekScan uses special sensors to reveal the level and timing of force on individual teeth and the occlusal stability of the overall bite, enabling us to better understand how to adjust restorative work to protect its longevity and comfort.

Nitrous Oxide

Blonde woman smiling with thumbs up in dental chair

One of the most important pieces of technology we have is our nitrous oxide sedation. Also known as laughing gas, this option gives our more anxious or fearful patients the ability to relax and even enjoy their appointments. The nitrous oxide is administered through a nasal mask and it can be easily controlled based on your level of anxiety. You will feel happy, light, and relaxed. The best part is that the effects wear off quickly, allowing you to drive yourself home and resume the rest of your day.

CBCT X Mind 3D X-Ray by Acteon

CBCT scanner

More complex dental procedures require more advanced technology. For instance, when Dr. Vanik needs to be plan implant placement, he uses our CBCT X-ray machine. This piece of equipment takes thousands of images and puts them together to create a 3D model of the patient’s oral cavity. This model reveals not only where the jawbone and tooth roots are but also where blood vessels are located. From this information, he can avoid complications and ensure successful treatment.

Medit Intraoral Scanner

patient getting impressions with an intraoral scanner

Have you ever had traditional dental impressions taken? The goopy putty makes a mess, and many patients find that the process makes them gag. Needless to say, it isn’t a pleasant experience. Fortunately, we have the Medit intraoral scanner, a device that easily fits in your mouth. In just a matter of minutes, it digitally scans your mouth, collecting all kinds of measurements and creating a model of your bite that the dental lab or our team can use. No mess, no gagging, just accurate results.

Form 3B 3D Printer

dental crown made from 3D printer

In some situations, we work with an off-site dental lab to create certain restorations or appliances. However, we have the capability to produce some right here in our Annapolis practice with 3D printer. Having this in-house, we can provide products much faster, and if there are any changes that need to be made, we can quickly address them in our office. In fact, in some cases, we can fabricate products on the same day! As a result, you can start taking advantage of your restoration or appliance sooner, helping your smile!

New Lasers for Periodontal Procedures

periodontal procedure done with a soft tissue laser

At Vanik Dental Group, we’re concerned about not only your teeth but your gums as well. These soft tissues, among others in your mouth, can be delicate, which is why we utilize laser technology when treating for gum disease (or periodontal disease). The laser is so precise and cauterizes tissue immediately that bleeding is kept to an absolute minimum. The procedures are also more comfortable with a laser, which means you may not even need the local anesthetic.

New Cavitron and Endo System – Pilot by Komet

smiling patient after being treated with the Cavitron and endo system

When removing decayed tooth structure, we want to make sure we get everything that needs to come out. If left behind, decay can start again and lead to more pain and suffering. Our Cavitron system enables us to see and remove all decay the tooth and execute root canal therapy with precision. As a result, our patients get much-needed relief from discomfort and get to preserve their natural teeth for as long as possible.