General Dentistry

Are you looking for quality dentistry in Bloomington, IN?

Everyone needs optimal dental care to maintain lifelong oral health. Here at Ellettsville Dental Center in Bloomington, IN, our team strives to be your partner as you work toward this ever-important goal.

Our wide variety of traditional general dentistry services are designed to offer valuable support and protection against common problems at the earliest possible stages, allowing you to live confidently with a smile that both feels and looks great.

Dental Checkups and Teeth Cleanings

We recommend that you and your children have dental checkups and oral hygiene appointments twice a year or every six months. These crucial visits allow our team to carefully inspect your teeth and gums for any potential developmental or decay-related issues, refresh your smile, and leave you free of damaging plaque and tartar.

Our dental treatments include:

  • Dental Sealants
  • Pediatric Care
  • Sleep Apnea Treatment
  • Bruxism/Nightguards
  • Sports Mouthguards
  • Extractions
  • Biopsies
  • Gingivectomies

Periodontal Care

Did you know that periodontal disease (also called gum disease) affects nearly 75 percent of the adult population?

This common oral health condition may seem relatively harmless in its earliest stages, but if it’s left untreated, it can wreak havoc on your oral health.  It’s one of the leading causes of tooth loss. There is research indicating that periodontal disease may be associated with several health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

Thankfully, we offer several options for periodontal therapy in Ellettsville, including in-depth hygiene cleanings and non-surgical treatment.  

Implant-Supported and Removable Dentures

A removable denture is an option that many patients choose because of its convenience, speedy creation, and affordability.

Dentures in Bloomington consist of a gum-colored base with natural-looking new teeth, all precisely designed to match your existing look. Full dentures stay in place with the help of natural suction, while partials often rely on clips.

It’s a relief to experience renewed stability and security when it comes to eating, speaking, and sharing your smile with the rest of the world!

Of course, some patients are looking for ways to make their dentures that much sturdier and more permanent. Thankfully, we offer implant dentistry at our office, which can securely anchor your prosthetic in place and improve comfort and function.

Implants help to maintain your facial structure by preserving and even rejuvenating the bone in your jaw. Patients no longer have to worry about potential slippage as they did with traditional dentures. Instead, your smile will look and function seamlessly.  We can sometimes even convert your existing denture or partial denture to lock onto your new implants.

If left untreated, full or partial tooth loss can have devastating consequences for your remaining teeth and gums, your self-confidence, and even your overall well-being. That’s why our team at Ellettsville Dental Center wants to help you find a personalized restorative solution that can replenish your smile as quickly as possible.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer may not be as well-known as common cavities or periodontal disease, but the statistics surrounding this condition are truly staggering. On average, one American dies every hour from oral cancer, and only half of the patients go on to survive for more than five years.

The saddest part is that while oral cancer is treatable in its earliest stages, most cases aren’t found until severe damage occurs. That’s why our team believes so strongly in providing oral cancer screenings for patients. This way, we can catch any potentially cancerous areas within your mouth as early as possible and get you the specialized attention you need, if necessary. Your well-being is always our number one priority.

Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns can be used in a variety of situations to restore both strength and appearance to a damaged tooth. It usually covers the entire tooth, and one of our skilled technicians will be sure to match the shade of the restoration as closely as possible to your smile’s natural color so that it results in a beautiful appearance.

Crown and bridge treatment is also available for replenishing your smile in a way that both looks and feels natural.

Digital Imaging

Sometimes, there are potential problems and areas of decay that even a trained professional can’t locate with just their eyes. That’s where digital imaging comes in! This revolutionary technology is a vast improvement over the slow development times and higher radiation doses of traditional x-rays.

Now, we can take incredibly detailed pictures of your teeth, gums, and jaw and access them almost instantly on a convenient chairside monitor. Digital x-rays provide valuable insight into the current state of your oral health so that we can plan treatments even more precisely.

Sedation Dentistry

Dental phobia/anxiety is a prevalent problem – one that keeps countless people from receiving the vital care they need to maintain a healthy smile. Sedation dentistry at our Ellettsville dental office can offer frightened patients the deep sense of contentment, safety, and relaxation they need, allowing us to administer necessary care as smoothly as possible.

Our team can discuss our options for sedation in much more detail when you call to schedule your first appointment.