Laser Services

Laser Services in Basalt & Aspen, CO

Thanks to constantly changing innovations in dental medicine, we can provide our patients with more accurate, effective, and trustworthy results.

Elevate Dental Wellness is proud to utilize the Fotona LightWalker, the world’s fastest-cutting, and most versatile laser. Because of its accuracy, this laser helps make our conservative, holistic approach to dentistry possible.

Our Dynamic Laser Treatments

We use this minimally invasive, high-performance laser to preserve as much of your natural tissue as possible when performing various treatments. Drs. Van Gorden and Steinbach can use the laser for:

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

Keep reading to learn more specifically how our dentists use the Fotona LightWalker for several procedures.

Dental Implants
Oral Surgery
Periodontics
Sleep Apnea Treatment

Dental Implants

The Fotona Lightwalker makes precise incisions and tissue removal easier, helping our dentists place your implants with greater accuracy. We can also use the laser to treat infected tissue and repair damaged bone around the implant, preventing peri-implantitis. This treatment is known as TwinLight.

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.

Unlike traditional surgery, laser surgical treatment doesn’t require a scalpel or sutures in some cases, allowing you to recover faster with little to no discomfort.

Periodontics

One field of dentistry that especially benefits from our Fotona laser is periodontics. While traditional gum surgery typically requires a lengthy and uncomfortable healing period, laser surgery allows you to recover almost immediately and totally 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.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

The Fotona LightWalker is so versatile that our dentists can even use it for snoring and sleep apnea treatment. NightLase is a non-invasive laser treatment that can reduce snoring and other symptoms of sleep apnea, helping you sleep soundly through the night.

The procedure is designed to contract and strengthen your airway muscles, so they’re less likely to collapse and obstruct your breathing overnight.

Dental Laser Treatments

Elevate Dental Wellness proudly features the Fotona LightWalker laser for our dental treatments. From root canal therapy to delivering surgery without incisions, this extremely accurate instrument can do it all.

Cosmetic Laser Treatments

Using innovative technology, Drs. Van Gorden and Steinbach provide the latest cosmetic laser treatments to enhance your appearance and boost your confidence. Discover how our Basalt practice uses the Fotona laser to deliver fast, effective results.

See What a Difference Our Laser Can Make

Assisting everything from cosmetic to routine dental procedures, we’re proud to offer Fotona laser treatments at Elevate Dental Wellness.

Our dentists have total confidence in the accuracy and effectiveness of our laser. To see the difference for yourself, call our office at (970) 279-5647 and schedule a consultation today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is laser dentistry safe?
What is laser dentistry used for?
Is laser dentistry covered by insurance?
Can any dentist perform laser treatments?

Is laser dentistry safe?

Yes! In fact, laser dentistry offers a safer alternative to many traditional surgical procedures, helping to preserve more of your natural tissue. Laser treatment also minimizes pain and recovery time for maximum convenience. Since the dentist has no need to cut into your tissue, the risk of bleeding and other complications is greatly reduced.

What is laser dentistry used for?

Laser dentistry can be used for many different functions. In fact, we use the Fotona LightWalker laser to improve a wide range of procedures at our practice. Some of these include:

  • Oral surgeries, including dental implants
  • Periodontal/gum disease treatment
  • Sleep apnea treatment
  • Cosmetic treatment (wrinkle removal, skin resurfacing, etc.)

Is laser dentistry covered by insurance?

Many of the procedures that we perform with our Fotona laser are covered by dental insurance. However, the laser technique itself typically isn’t covered by insurance. This means that, in most cases, choosing laser therapy for a procedure will add to your overall cost. However, the long-term benefits will pay off over time.

Can any dentist perform laser treatments?

In order to offer laser dentistry, a dentist needs to complete training programs using laser technology. A certification in laser dentistry is a good indication that a dentist has mastered the field and can be trusted with the safety of your smile.

Both of our dentists have many years of experience working with dental lasers, so you can feel totally confident going into your treatment.

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