At Ellettsville Dental Center, we utilize technologies that consider patient safety, comfort, and education. Our dentists also prefer innovations that allow for improved diagnostics and treatment planning.
Read about some of our technologies below for more information.
During previous decades, doctors and dentists relied on traditional x-rays to see what was going on below the surface. These previous-generation radiographs emitted more radiation that today’s digital models. They were also unkind to the environment—needing harsh chemicals for image development.
Today’s digital x-rays are safer for patients and for the environment. They also provide clear and resizable images for your dentist, which assists in diagnostics and treatment planning.
A digital scanner means no more gooey impressions! In the past, dentists relied on impression pastes applied in the mouth to create models. These models were then used to design restorations like crowns and bridges.
With a digital scanner, we can take a digital impression of your mouth, and use the results to create a more accurate restoration just for you.
Intraoral cameras are about the size of a penlight, but they take clear and up-close pictures of your teeth, gums, and soft tissues. Your dentist in Bloomington, IN, can project these images on a chair-side monitor.
This technology allows you to make informed decisions about your dentistry and helps you to better understand why a particular treatment may be recommended or not recommended.
Soft Tissue Lasers
At Ellettsville Dental Center, if a specific technology offers an easier dental experience, we are always excited to bring that advancement to our patients. This is why we're excited about soft tissue lasers.
Soft tissue lasers mean less invasive dental procedures, less bleeding, and a faster recovery. In other words, imagine having surgery with no cutting!
Lasers can recontour gums and sterilize root canals. They have also successfully treated gum disease, have been utilized in professional teeth whitening, and more.