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!
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide sedation is a mild sedative that is a safe way to effectively manage pain and anxiety during dental treatment.
Our office utilizes several types of sterilization techniques to be sure that all of our instruments are safe.
UVC radiation is a known disinfectant and has been shown to be effective inactivating the SARS-CoV-2 virus on hard to clean surfaces.