First Visit With Dr. Sinclair
Patients often tell us that a visit with Dr. Sinclair in Virginia Beach is unlike any other trip to the dentist.
One of the things that set us apart from other local dentists is the time we spend with each patient. You will have an opportunity to discuss with Dr. Sinclair your concerns and goals. Routine visits also include a comprehensive dental exam:
- Examination of teeth, screening for tooth decay and fractures
- Charting of teeth and existing restorations
- Periodontal screening for signs of gum disease
- Oral cancer screening
- Digital dental x-rays as needed
- Digital bite analysis
- Examination of TMJ and jaw position
- 2-D and 3-D models for analysis and treatment planning
Cutting Edge Dental Technology
We use some of the most advanced technology in our Virginia Beach dental office including:
- Digital Dental X-rays
- Digital Bite Analysis
- IntraOral Camera
- Microscopic Dentistry
- CAD/CAM Technology
- Oral Cancer Screening
E4D – Same Day Dentistry
Dr. Sinclair is among the leading dentists in Virginia Beach to offer same day restorations using E4D technology. Restorations that traditionally had to be made in a dental laboratory are made in just minutes, right in our office. The E4D system uses 3-D imaging and CAD/CAM software to precisely plan and fabricate natural looking dental restorations in just one office visit.
How It Works
Using a high-speed laser scanner, Dr. Sinclair will take multiple images of your teeth to create a highly accurate 3D model. This technique replaces the need for conventional impressions which can be uncomfortable and messy. The restorations are immediately tried on and adjusted for a perfect fit. Dr. Sinclair will secure your tooth-colored restoration into place for virtually indistinguishable results.
Oral Cancer Screening
According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly 37,000 people were diagnosed with oral cancer in 2010. A rapidly growing segment of patients affected by oral cancer is young, healthy non-smokers. It is believed that HPV is now the leading cause of oral cancer in American adults.
Routine visits to the dentist are very important for keeping your teeth and gums healthy and give your dentist an opportunity to screen for oral cancer. At each patient exam, Dr. Sinclair performs an oral cancer screening to check for the signs of oral cancer and abnormal cell formation.
When caught early, oral cancer has one of the highest rates of survival (88%). Unfortunately, most people don’t realize they have the disease until the advanced stages. Only about 1/3 of all oral cancer discoveries are caught early. When found late, oral cancer has a very low five-year survival rate (32%).
- Oral Cancer Symptoms
Oral cancer can cause bleeding sores in the mouth, difficulty in chewing or swallowing, numbness of the tongue, ear pain, and lumps or hard spots in the mouth. If you have any of these symptoms, you should make an appointment to see your dentist immediately.
- Oral Cancer Detection
Your dentist will thoroughly examine inside your mouth, the roof of your gums, the back of your throat, your tongue, the floor of your mouth, as well as the lymph nodes in your neck.