Dental lasers are a family of instruments. Some lasers are used for surgery, some to cure restorative materials and enhance tooth bleaching, and others to remove tooth structure for elimination of disease and restoration – different lasers for different procedures.
Lasers in dentistry are used for a variety of reasons and when it comes to beauty and cosmetic dentistry, they are a must.
We have all seen gummy smiles, when too much gum tissue is exposed causing the teeth to appear too wide and short. A simple and highly effective procedure of gum re-contouring with a laser can be performed to show more tooth structure; both elongating the tooth and diminishing the amount of gum tissue that shows. Also, often irregularities exist in the gum line, these can also be corrected with a laser, creating a more beautiful backdrop for your smile.
Depending on your treatment needs, we may use the laser for a long period of time or possibly only for brief moments. Either way, there is great benefit from the advantages of laser therapy.
If you require surgery using a laser, the need for local anesthesia is usually minimal, bleeding is minimized, swelling is controlled, and there is usually little, if any discomfort after your surgery.
Laser energy enhances the effect of tooth bleaching agents for a faster and more effective result. Natural looking restorative materials for teeth are more quickly cured to greater hardness. Lasers that remove tooth decay are fast and seldom require anesthesia.
One of the other major benefits of laser dentistry is Laser Periodontal Therapy, which you can read more about.
Allow us to help you determine the best treatments for your individual needs and desires. One thing we know for certain: you can have a gorgeous smile.
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