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Modern Dental Technologies

Dental Technology

Our dental practice is proud to use and offer the latest modern dental technology. Dr. Celis uses the latest technologies in IT infrastructure to enable her team to provide modern dental care in a productive way to help keep fees low. From electronic medical records and digital dental radiography to advanced imaging and lasers, our technology is an integral part to your comfort and dental health.

Lasers are currently used for recontouring or reshaping gums, removing extra or diseased gum tissue associated with the use of certain medications or periodontal disease, and removing the bacteria in periodontal pockets to promote healing. Healing time and post operative discomfort can be significantly reduced over the traditional surgical methods. The dental laser allows for expanded services including:

  • Excision of minor growths
  • Crown lengthening (removing gum and bone to expose more tooth)
  • Apthous ulcer treatment. (The laser takes away the discomfort of the ulcer)
  • Frenectomies (frenum is a small muscle attachment under the lips)
  • Cosmetic contouring of the gum tissue (gum lift, reshaping)

Digital Radiography

Dr. Lorraine Celis and her staff use digital sensors to capture radiographs used in the diagnosis of your dental health. Just like your digital camera at home, radiographic images are captured the instant they are taken.

Time consuming steps associated with film and digital scanners have been eliminated. A full mouth series takes only minutes from start to finish—and with less radiation to the patient.

Cerec 3D CAD/CAM

CAD/CAM is computer aided design and milling of porcelain restorations. Using CAD/CAM technology our team can place porcelain restorations usually in appointment saving you time and money.

CEREC 3D, allows us to complete a ceramic tooth restoration in one visit instead of two, saving you time and inconvenience. This technology uses tooth-colored material, so your smile won’t be discolored by silver-colored fillings.

Cerec technology has created restorations that last longer and look more natural. Most are almost indistinguishable from natural teeth. Yellow, worn or missing teeth or a gummy smile can be a distant memory. As fluoride has greatly reduced decay in younger children, cosmetic dentistry can eliminate any adult’s less than confident smile.

Advanced Imaging

Intra and extra oral images are a vital part of the patient record and is an excellent patient education tool. Using captured video images we can more clearly explain treatment that is necessary to your dental health.

We are contracted and in network with a number of dental insurances as well being able to submit electronically to hundreds of dental insurance companies offered through employers and single plans.

We are in-network with:

Traditional Insurances we submit electronically to:

  • Aflac
  • Ameritus
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Lincoln Financial
  • MetLife
  • Meritain
  • United Healthcare
  • United Concordia (military)

Have a different insurance? Call us at (574) 233-7266 of contact us electronically here.

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