How Laser Dentistry Changes the Game
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.
Learn about our dental laser treatments and see what we can do for you.
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.
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 requires ultimate precision and flexibility. With the Fotona dental laser, soft-tissue treatments are more efficient. Fotona is ideal for numerous oral surgeries, like frenectomies, oral lesion removal, and more.
Unlike traditional oral surgery techniques, dental lasers support soft-tissue treatments without requiring a scalpel or sutures. Healing is quicker than ever with laser treatment.
Periodontics is a practice of dentistry that focuses on 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.
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.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment
NightLase is a non-invasive, patient-friendly laser treatment used to treat sleep apnea and snoring. It’s a simple, safe, and powerful way to reduce the effects of this condition and improve a patient’s sleep.
Research has shown high success rates in producing positive change 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?
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.
What are dental lasers used for?
There are many uses for lasers in dentistry, including cavity treatment, gum procedures, and dental implant surgery. 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 treatment of the gums. The laser can accurately trim excess gum tissue or cleanse bacteria off it, and promotes healing through collagen stimulation.
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
See what our passion for holistic dentistry can do for you at Elevate Dental Wellness. Drs. Van Gorden and Steinbach are ready to help you achieve optimal dental health with our state-of-the-art technology. If you’re in the Basalt or Aspen area, call us at (970) 279-5647 to schedule an appointment today.