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Get Fast & Accurate Results with the Fotona Dental Laser

Dental and oral medicine is constantly changing thanks to innovative new technologies. For example, imaging technology like x-rays and CBCT scanners are a crucial component of modern dentistry.  

Today dental lasers have become a revolutionary tool for dentists. Lasers provide quick and accurate results, helping us to meet your needs.

Here at Elevate Dental Wellness, Dr. Schuyler Van Gorden and Dr. Becky Steinbach feature state-of-the-art technology to provide results you can trust. We perform various procedures using this exciting technology. 

 

Advantages of the Fotona LightWalker Dental Laser

Elevate Dental Wellness has adopted Fotona’s extraordinary LightWalker dental laser as an invaluable tool to meet your needs. LightWalker’s design, architecture, and patented technologies make it the world’s fastest-cutting laser. Advantages offered by the Fotona LightWalker laser include:

  • All tissue laser--works for hard and soft-tissue treatments
  • No noise or vibrations
  • Less need for anesthesia
  • No scalpels, no sutures 
  • Safer and easier root canal therapy
  • Reduced bleeding 
  • Disinfects as it works, limiting the risk of infection
  • Reduces your recovery time 
  • Safely removes damaged tissue

 

Healthy and Beautiful Smiles 

The Fotona laser works on all types of tissue providing superior results for several dental procedures.

 

Preserving Your Natural Tissue 

The Fotona laser fits in with our conservative approach to dentistry. We use this minimally invasive, high-performance device to preserve as much of your natural tissue as possible when performing the following treatments:

  • Cavity preparation
  • Root canal therapy
  • Removal of lesions
  • Direct pulp capping (an alternative to root canal therapy)
  • Tissue sealing
  • Modification of dentin and enamel  
  • Sleep apnea care
  • Skincare and wrinkle removal  

 

Endodontics 

Endodontics is the science of the inner section of the tooth, which is known as pulp. For common endodontic treatments such as regenerative pulp therapy, pulp capping, and root canal therapy. The Fotona laser is fast and minimally invasive. It also provides effective bacteria reduction and debris removal. 

The TwinLight Endodontic Treatment (TET) successfully addresses considerable disadvantages of using traditional chemo-mechanical treatment procedures.

 

Dental Implants

The low-energy, high-frequency laser on the Fotona LightWalker is optimal for performing precise incisions and fine ablation (tissue removal).  This makes it ideal for implant dentistry.

Peri-implantitis is an infectious disease that causes inflammation of the gum and the bone structure around a dental implant. At Elevate Dental Wellness, we do everything we can to prevent peri-implantitis from damaging your dental implants. 

TwinLight is a minimally invasive peri-implantitis treatment that uses the Fotona laser. The laser removes microbial composition and treats the damaged alveolar bone around the implant. It also decontaminates the peri-implant tissues and stops inflammation, swelling, and bleeding of soft-tissue lesions without surgery.

 

Oral Surgery

Oral surgery requires ultimate precision and flexibility, and with the Fotona dental laser, soft-tissue treatments are faster and more effective. Fotona is favorable for several soft-tissue treatments, such as frenectomies, leukoplakia removal, and more. 

Unlike traditional oral surgery techniques, dental lasers support soft-tissue treatments without requiring a scalpel or sutures. Healing is faster than ever with fewer postoperative complications.

Fotona’s energy and frequency range allow for precise control over incisions and especially fine tissue removal ablation.

 

Periodontics

Periodontics is a practice of dentistry that focuses on the supporting structures of teeth, as well as diseases and conditions that affect them. TwinLight Periodontal Treatment (TPT) provides a fast, simple, and highly effective therapy to manage periodontics.

Some procedures treated include closed curettage, gingivoplasty, gum pigmentation removal, crown lengthening, and more. TPT incorporates two systematic laser wavelengths to prevent infection and promote reduction in pocket depths.

Dental lasers are the perfect tool for performing the widest variety of periodontal procedures in a minimally invasive, cost-effective manner. This creates optimal conditions for healing periodontal tissues.

 

Sleep Apnea Treatment

NightLase is a non-invasive, patient-friendly laser treatment used to increase the quality of sleep. It’s a simple, safe, and effective way to reduce the effects of sleep apnea and decrease the frequency of snoring. Research has shown high success rates in producing positive change in sleep patterns.

 

Wrinkle Removal and Collogan Reduction

SmoothLase and LipLase is a non-intrusive laser treatment used to tighten skin, improve skin tone and elasticity, and prevent wrinkles. The laser uses smooth light to address medium wrinkling and loss of tone. Remarkably, these results can occur after just a few visits.

Fotona4D uses several modalities and provides up to four dimensions of treatment for greater results. The 4D laser treatment supports a substantial reduction of collagen for habitual tightening and wrinkle reduction without injectables.

Fotona’s supplemental wavelengths are collectively operated in four different modes: SMOOTH®, FRAC3®, PIANO®, and SupErficial™. These functions are applied on deeper, interposed, and marginal connective structures of the skin, while simultaneously targeting skin imperfections. 

 

Remove Pigmented Lesions

Pigmented lesions are generic and commonly benign. Q-Switched lasers are recognized as the ideal tool for successfully removing benign pigmented lesions. This quick, simple, and minimally invasive laser produces short pulses of light that are carefully absorbed by treatment-specific pigments in a lesion.

For a wide range of lesions, four wavelengths are typically used. The StarWalker and QX MAX laser system is the perfect tool for treating pigmented lesions, allowing treatments for everything from moles and vascular lesions to ephelides and sunspots. The laser can also be used for the abrasion of keratoses, moles, and other pigmented lesions.

The device is especially effective for difficult-to-treat conditions, like melasma, because the light sensitivity allows pigments to break apart rather than cells. This results in pigment destruction without ablation to the skin. 

 

Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing and rejuvenation are anti-aging treatments to make you look younger. The TwinLight Fractional Rejuvenation procedure restores the natural beauty of skin with accuracy and precision. The laser light targets skin imperfections while leaving healthy skin untouched, unlike traditional treatments like dermabrasion and chemical peels.

The heat from the laser energy stimulates the production of new collagen in the dermis and helps accelerate the rejuvenation process. This simple and effective therapy is completed in just three simple steps: conditioning, fractional therapy, and peeling. It’s optimized to considerably improve skin texture and provide a fresher, healthier appearance.

 

Vascular Lesions

Vascular lesions are the result of numerous or large vessels that form directly underneath the skin, resembling thin red veins. Laser treatments have become a common and highly effective procedure for removing multifaceted vascular lesions. Research shows that over 75% of patients with deep hemangiomas that are treated with lasers see a dramatic regression in the lesion. This minimally invasive method offers long-pulse lasers to ensure long-lasting advantages.

 

Fast & Effective Care by Dr. Van Gorden & Dr. Steinbach

If you’re considering a procedure and want to receive the best results from a dentist you can trust, simply call our dental office in Basal, CO at (970) 279-5647 to learn more. Your questions will be answered promptly by our knowledgeable staff. And we’ll be happy to make an appointment for you with Dr. Van Gorden or Dr. Steinbach.