Revolutionary Laser Dentistry in Basalt, CO

Enhanced Dental Treatments At Elevate Dental Wellness

While no one particularly likes having to take time out of their day for a dentist appointment, it’s necessary in order to ensure optimal oral health and prevent more serious issues. That being said, advancements in dental technology have allowed for effective, comfortable, and faster treatment times. With laser dentistry, your dental appointments and procedures are not only easier but also allow you to heal much faster than with traditional methods. This means you can get back to your regularly scheduled activities sooner rather than later. 

Dr. Van Gorden and Dr. Steinbach are proud to offer dental laser treatments to Colorado patients in Aspen, Wingo, Snowmass, El Jebel, and the surrounding areas as part of our laser dentistry.


Elevate Dental Wellness

711 East Valley Road
Suite 201A
Basalt, CO 81621

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(970) 279-5647

Incorporating Lasers in Dentistry

There are many uses for lasers in dentistry, including cavity treatment, gum procedures, and various dental surgeries. Because laser treatment is more accurate, it can be used for delicate procedures that require minute details. Lasers are especially useful for periodontics, a field involving the treatment of the gums. The laser can accurately trim excess gum tissue or cleanse bacteria off it and promotes healing through collagen stimulation.

Elevate Dental Wellness proudly features the Fotona LightWalker laser for our dental treatments. From minimally invasive cavity treatments to delivering excellent surgical results, this extremely accurate instrument can do it all!

Read on to learn about our dental laser treatments and see what we can do for you.

Dental Implants

The Fotona Lightwalker makes precise incisions and tissue removal easier, helping our dentists place your implants with greater accuracy. The low-energy, high-frequency laser on the Fotona LightWalker is optimal for performing precise incisions and fine ablation, commonly known as tissue removal. This makes it ideal for implant dentistry.

We can also use the laser to treat infected tissue and repair damaged bone around the implant, preventing peri-implantitis. Peri-implantitis is an infectious disease that causes inflammation of the gums and 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 surrounding a compromised implant.

Oral Surgery

In addition to dental implants, the Fotona LightWalker helps our dentists perform faster, safer treatments for many other oral surgery procedures including frenectomies and oral lesion removal. Oral surgery requires ultimate precision and flexibility. With the Fotona dental laser, soft-tissue treatments are more efficient which makes it ideal for numerous oral surgeries.

Unlike traditional oral surgery techniques, dental lasers support soft-tissue treatments without requiring a scalpel or sutures allowing you to recover faster with little to no discomfort.


One field of dentistry that especially benefits from our Fotona laser is periodontics. Periodontics is a practice of dentistry that focuses on the treatment of gum disease and the health of the gums. TwinLight Periodontal Treatment (TPT) provides a simple and highly competent therapy to manage the disease and conditions that affect them. 

While traditional gum surgery typically requires a lengthy and uncomfortable healing period, laser surgery allows you to recover almost immediately and completely pain-free. This is because the laser can target infected gum tissue with unmatched precision, leaving your healthy tissue intact and preventing the need for stitches.

Procedures treated include closed curettage, gingivoplasty, gum pigmentation removal, crown lengthening, and more. TPT incorporates two systematic laser wavelengths to prevent infection and promote a reduction in pocket depths. This creates optimal conditions for healing periodontal tissues faster than traditional methods.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea is a serious condition where your body stops and restarts breathing repeatedly throughout the night. If left untreated, you’re at a higher risk of developing heart disease, mood disorders, and more. NightLase is a non-invasive, patient-friendly laser treatment used to treat sleep apnea and snoring helping you and your partner sleep soundly through the night. 

The procedure is designed to contract and strengthen your airway muscles to prevent any obstructions in your breathing while you sleep. Research has shown high success rates in producing positive changes in sleep patterns. By safely contracting the tissue in the back of the throat that causes snoring and contributes to obstructive sleep apnea, the laser clears your airway for smooth, soundless sleep.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do dental lasers hurt?
How effective is NightLase?

Do dental lasers hurt?

Dental lasers are virtually pain-free, so you won’t have to worry about your procedure hurting. Because they’re more accurate and gentle, they also lead to less pain while you recover from your treatment.

Lasers promote healing in the area they’re used because their light activates collagen. Collagen is a protein in your body that’s vital to healing wounds and replacing old tissue, even the collagen that’s in your teeth. The activated collagen will help you heal much faster than usual after your procedure.

How effective is NightLase?

NightLase is highly effective for snoring and can be very helpful for some people with sleep apnea. The results of the procedure can have a permanent effect on your snoring, so you can sleep peacefully with your partner in bed.

If you have sleep apnea, you may require additional treatment beyond NightLase, as its effectiveness for sleep apnea can be limited.

Elevate Your Dental Care With Laser Treatments

Dr. Van Gorden and Dr. Steinbach are ready to help you achieve optimal dental health with our state-of-the-art technology. Our Colorado patients in Aspen, Wingo, Snowmass, El Jebel, and the surrounding areas love our advanced approach to dental treatment. Call us at (970) 279-5647 or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to schedule your appointment at our convenient Basalt office and see what our passion for holistic dentistry can do for you at Elevate Dental Wellness.

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