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 6845 Elm Street #500, McLean, VA 22101 | Mon. - Thurs. 7am - 5pm / Fri. 11am- 3pm

Digital X-rays

Using the most advanced dental technology possible is just as important as staying up-to-date on the latest treatment techniques. Because our practice is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient treatment options available, we utilize advanced digital X-ray technology in our office.

Digital X-rays provide several advanced imaging options designed to save time, provide clearer dental photos, and expose patients to less radiation than traditional X-ray technology.

Our practice is focused on making your dental experience as comfortable as possible. At your next appointment, we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Digital X-rays provide several advanced imaging options designed to save time, provide clearer dental photos, and expose patients to less radiation than traditional X-ray technology.

Intraoral Camera

A CLEAR VISION OF YOUR DENTAL HEALTH

You know the importance of prevention when it comes to your dental health, and we’re always looking for new, improved ways to help you achieve a healthy smile for life. While X-rays provide valuable information, they don’t give a complete view of everything that is going on inside your mouth. With the use of an intraoral camera, we can see every aspect of your teeth and mouth with incredible detail, uncovering cracked teeth, plaque deposits, cavities next to fillings, and excessive wear. When we can discover oral problems early on, your treatment is much less invasive and much more cost effective.

Our intraoral camera is small, about the size of the mirror we use during your regular hygiene appointments. You probably wouldn’t even notice we’re using it, except that with the intraoral camera, you have the opportunity to see everything we see on a monitor. This is a great tool to help you become more informed about your dental health, as it gives you a clear understanding of your teeth’s condition, and it allows you to make a more informed decision regarding your treatment options.

Our intraoral camera is small, about the size of the mirror we use during your regular hygiene appointments.

Itero Intraoral Scanner

Rotary endodontics employs electrically-powered instruments to perform the root canal treatment rather than traditional stainless-steel manual files. The electric hand tool is equipped with a tip constructed out of nickel titanium – a material that is five times more flexible than stainless steel.

Due to the flexibility and unique movement of the nickel-titanium instrument, it can be inserted deeply into a curved root canal without stretching or damaging the passageway. This makes for a quick and reliable procedure

Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is the most frequently used method for easing mild to moderate anxiety. Administered through a small mask that fits over your nose, it is an effective way to calm anxiety, raise your pain threshold, and even make time seem like it’s passing quicker than usual. As the gas begins to work, you will become calm, although you will still be awake and able to talk with the dentist.

At the end of your appointment, you’ll resume breathing regular oxygen, and all the effects of nitrous oxide will disappear, so you can resume your normal activities immediately.

Nitrous Oxide Sedation is the most frequently used method for easing mild to moderate anxiety.

Philips Zoom!

You deserve a bright, confident smile. Professional, in-office teeth whitening with Philips Zoom is safe, simple, and one of the fastest ways to improve the beauty of your smile. Our McLean dental office utilizes Philips Zoom in-office and take home whitening products because of the superior results our patients achieve.

ZOOM WHITESPEED LIGHT-ACTIVATED WHITENING SYSTEM

The Zoom Chairside Light-Activated Gel greatly accelerates and enhances the whitening process, and delivers the dramatic results you will love. Along with the all-new Whitening LED Accelerator, your teeth can become up to eight shades lighter in just 45 minutes!

The gel and light work together gently to break up the stains on your teeth, while leaving the structure of your teeth unchanged. After just three 15-minute applications in one hour, you rinse and the treatment is complete, leaving you with a brighter, whiter smile.

We also create custom take-home trays for you to utilize at home for long-term whitening maintenance in conjunction with in-office LED whitening to achieve your whitening goals.

IS PHILIPS ZOOM RIGHT FOR YOU?

Almost anyone can benefit from teeth whitening, though the treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. Zoom achieves the greatest success in treating yellow staining from aging, tobacco, dark cola, tea, coffee, or red wine. If your teeth have gray shading from tetracycline or other chemicals, you may still see improved results, though they may be less dramatic. Dr. Colospate will be able to determine the ideal level of whitening for your individual smile during your personalized shade assessment.

Teeth whitening has been proven to be a safe, effective treatment. No harm is associated with the enamel throughout this process and the home maintenance.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Our office has been practicing within the McLean community since 1953. We have proudly brought dental advancements into our office as they have emerged and are proven scientifically sound. We began doing at-home whitening with take home trays more than 20 years ago, though it was not a ten-minute daily treatment, rather an eight-hour daily treatment at that time! We incorporated in-office teeth whitening in 2006, and were the first office in the DC area to convert to the advanced option of LED light whitening.

Our office is proud and honored to take high priority in considering the patients physical comfort and whitening goals to achieve the results that our patients seek when whitening. We seek to achieve long-term whitening results and long term relationships with our patients by providing an ease of scheduling and whitening in conjunction with highly competitive whitening fees to assist everyone in achieving their whitening goals.

To learn more about your teeth whitening options, contact our McLean dental office and schedule an appointment!

Philips Zoom in-office and take home whitening products because of the superior results our patients achieve.
Our Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening is safe, simple, and one of the fastest ways to improve the beauty of your smile.
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