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How does Diode Laser help dental implants?

How does Diode Laser help dental implants?

 

What is dental implant?

Through your life you may have lost a tooth or teeth or have some wearing down of the teeth you have. Your smile is important for all aspects of your life such as; professionally, socially, and internally. Where dentures once offered options, we now have dental implants. Implants can be used for a single tooth to all your teeth.

A dental implant is a titanium screw that is placed directly into the jawbone. After the implant is placed, it will need to heal. Usually the healing period is around a couple to several weeks. The implants bonds to your jawbone, and is what makes it possible to add custom-made pieces that will replace your missing teeth. This permanent implants do not shift or slide and remain comfortable in wear even through to when you need routine cleanings at your dentist and with eating. Sometimes with dentures it can take awhile before you are fully speaking normally as well. You might struggle to pronounce every day words and this can be an embarrassing time but with implants, this does not really happen. Implants function, move, grind like regular teeth.


Specific Application of Laser in Implant Treatment:

  1. Treat the alveolar socket during tooth extraction to kill the bacteria in the inflammatory tissue and improve the success rate of implantation

  2.  For those patients who do not have immediate implant conditions, the blood clot after laser irradiation is better preserved, and the alveolar ridge is more complete, which is conducive to providing better supporting gums for the implant.

  3.  In the second-stage implant surgery, laser can be used to cut soft tissue, expose the implant and optimize the shape of the gingiva.

  4. When peri-implantitis occurs, perform antiseptic treatment. Lasers are safe for implants.

  5. The use of laser photobiomodulation after implant surgery can accelerate wound healing and promote bone tissue development and implant integration.


Advantages of Laser Dental Implant Procedure:

  1. Using laser in implant dentistry is less traumatic being not accompanied by bleeding.

  2. After the laser dental implant treatment, a photocoagulation cover is produced, which protects the wound from the introduction of microorganisms as a biological dressing.

  3. At the II stage of laser dental implantation, when it is needed to re-open the implant to install abutment, there is no need to use a scalpel, which is made of stainless steel, as its particles can remain on the surface of the implant, which may further cause the appearance of galvanic currents between dissimilar metals (titanium implant and stainless steel scalpel).

  4. Dental lasers are able to be used with pinpoint accuracy, meaning that there is minimal damage to surrounding tissues.

  5. Minimal bleeding as the laser encourages the blood to clot.

  6. Minimal risk of bacterial infection after the procedure. This is because the laser helps to sterilize the area while it is being worked on.

  7. Wounds may not require sutures, shortening the length of the overall procedure and reducing healing time.

  8. The need for anesthetic may be reduced or removed altogether depending on your preferences.

  9. Wounds heal faster as the soft tissue is able to regenerate quicker. This means minimal downtime and you will soon be able to get back to using your teeth and mouth as normal.