The use of lasers in dentistry possesses several advantages over the pneumatic dental drill. Aside from being able to replace the traditional drill in some cases and helping to reduce patient anxiety by eliminating its annoying sound, laser dentistry offers other tangible benefits. Safe and effective, laser dentistry is generally less painful for patients and requires no or less local anesthesia and sedation dentistry. Additionally, any discomfort following a procedure is minimized and healing times tend to be shorter with laser dentistry than with older traditional methods. With laser dentistry, patients can expect greater comfort and less time spent in the dentist’s chair.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Cosmetic laser dentistry and teeth whitening is an excellent solution for patients who want to brighten their smiles quickly, safely and efficiently. With laser whitening, your dentist can whiten your teeth up to eight shades brighter in about an hour. Cosmetic laser dentistry can also speed up dental bonding and is a great choice for patients needing to repair minor chips, cracks or even breaks in teeth.
CEREC crowns are one of most innovative dental technologies to ever emerge. CEREC is a computer CAD/CAM system that utilizes computers to digitize the image of your teeth to create precise porcelain crown restorations. With CEREC crowns, you don't have to worry about messy impressions, temporary dental crowns, or multiple dental visits. CEREC crowns are made right in the dentist's office and are placed in just one visit. CEREC crowns have a beautiful, natural look because they are made of pure porcelain and no metal, CEREC crowns look and feel like your real teeth. The convenience, comfort and beauty of CEREC crowns are unbeatable!
In-Office CT Scan (3D Cone Beam)
More and more dental specialists are using a new dental imaging technology called 3D cone beam scans – and for good reason. 3D cone beam scans produce high-quality 3D images of teeth, teeth roots, jaws and even the skull. These 3D images allow dental professionals to identify potential problems that oftentimes go unnoticed with traditional dental images. 3D cone beam scans have benefits for patients, too: they emit far less radiation than traditional dental X-rays!
Laser Bacterial Reduction
Throughout the last decades, it has been well-recognized and understood that most periodontal diseases are infections caused by microorganisms, especially bacteria. These microorganisms (pathogens) colonize the tooth surface at or below the gingival margin and are organized in entities called biofilms. Clinically, the result of this chronic infection is the progressive destruction of the periodontium and tooth loss.
The laser bacterial reduction is a technique used in this context as a complement to the routine techniques of treating periodontal diseases, with the objective of eliminating periodontal pathogens through its antibacterial property and promoting the return of the periodontium to a state of health through its anti-inflammatory effect. The laser light application has become an effective means to treat the disease caused by this bacteria.