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Laser Technology

Since their development in 1960, lasers have become powerful tools. Laser applications in dentistry have similarly evolved and have become powerful and indispensable dental tools. We use laser technology in several ways.

Bio-med laser

This laser helps in curing composite resins. These tooth-colored materials are used in reconstructing chipped teeth, filling cavities in visible areas of the mouth, or sealing teeth to protect them from decay. The dentist paints on the composite, and then focuses a narrow beam of light to harden, or cure, it. The intense light alters the physical properties of the composite, linking its small molecules into longer ones, which adds great strength.

Diagnet delay

This device is a breakthrough that allows the dentist to monitor the areas below the hard surfaces of the tooth and locate hidden decay, which with treatment can be stopped before it destroys the tooth from within. Unlike conventional drills and lasers, which can overheat teeth, inducing discomfort and possibly damage, we use a laser energized cool-water spray to then gently and precisely remove dental decay. This technology is completely safe and without pain.

Hygienist laser

Hygienists use a laser procedure to improve and repair gum disease. A diode laser is used in combination with a micro-ultrasonic hand instrument that detaches the biofilm from the tooth surface. The diode laser is then used to sterilize the periodontal pockets and remove any infected tissue. As the old tissue is removed, clots form and the body’s natural healing response takes over; as this occurs, the tissue reattaches to the bone and the gums return to a healthy, infection-free state.

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