The application of lasers in dentistry opens the door for dentists to perform a wide variety of dental procedures.
Dentists using lasers in dentistry have become adept at incorporating the state-of-the-art precision technology into a number of common and not-so-common procedures.
Hard and Soft Tissue Lasers
Hard Tissue (Tooth) Laser Dentistry Procedures include:
- Cavity Detector: Low intensity soft tissue dental lasers can be used for the early detection of cavities.
- Dental Fillings/Tooth Preparation: Hard tissue dental lasers may eliminate the need for a local anaesthetic injection and the traditional dental drills.
Soft Tissue (Gum) Laser Dentistry Procedures include:
- Crown Lengthening: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue (soft tissue laser) and bone (hard tissue laser) to expose healthier tooth structure. Referred to as crown lengthening, such reshaping provides a stronger foundation for the placement of restorations.
- Gummy Smile: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthy improve the appearance of a gummy smile.
- Ulcers and other oral lesions can be treated with lasers.
- Muscle Attachment (Frenula): A laser frenectomy is an ideal treatment option for children who are tongue tied (restricted or tight frenulum).
- Soft Tissue Folds (Epulis): Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of soft tissue folds often caused by ill-fitting dentures.
- Teeth Whitening: Low intensity soft tissue dental lasers are used to speed up the bleaching process associated with teeth whitening.
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