Caries treatment with a laser
Why a laser?
It is often for a patient to feel fear and high levels of stress while they are on a dental chair. The vibration and the sound from removing the caries are quite stressful and we understand this. That is why we brought the high energy laser. Using the laser, we can remove with the same efficiency the carriers, without the pain, sound or vibration. The laser ray has the ability to vanish the carious area, without harming the healthy structure of the tooth.
What is frenectomy?
This is a simple surgical procedure, cutting the frenulum, a small hold of tissue, in order to release it, which allows some additional movement to the tongue. It is done mostly for orthodontic purposes. Тhere are two frenulums in the mouth, the first one is called labial frenulum. The superior labial frenulum is the soft tissue that attaches the upper lip to the anterior surface of the maxillary gingiva. This fold of connective tissue, also known as the maxillary labial frenulum, originates at the midline of the undersurface of the lip. While the other, which is under the tongue, is called lingual frenulum.
The lingual frenulum is a fold of mucus membrane that’s located under the center portion of your tongue. If you look in the mirror and lift up your tongue, you’ll be able to see it. The lingual frenulum helps to anchor your tongue in your mouth. It can be performed on infants, children or adults. Frenectomy can improve the eating process, talking or orthodontic aligning.
Why a laser?
The conventional method would involve a scalpel, electrocautery or scissors, in addition to threads, which can lead to post treatment discomfort and the removal of threads. Thus, using the laser Er: YAG, no bleeding will be shown and no threads are required. As a reward, the patient can eat an ice cream, since the its cold nature calms the discomfort, in addition to the movement of the tongue will not allow the formation of a scar.
The treatment is fast, easy and with a minimal discomfort.
A gummy smile, know as excess gingival display, is when the smile reveals more of the gums than the patient would like. Since it is a strictly aesthetic issue, it is also based on perspective. Usually it is considered as a gummy smile, when the visible gum is more than 2mm.
What can cause a gummy smile fluctuates:
- A short upper lip;
- Gum hypertrophy;
- A hyperactive that paper normal while in rest, however lifts too high while smile, thus exposing more gum than necessary;
- An overgrowth of the upper jaw, also known as vertical maxillary excess;
- Teeth that appear short, due to an improper eruption and remain partially covered by gum tissue;
- Teeth that are small compared to the gum whether natural or unnatural reasons.
Why a laser?
Using a high energy laser can help when the reason for the gummy smile is gum hypertrophy Thus, using the laser, we can cut the excessive gum and shape it in order to make the new smile aesthetically pleasant. The treatment is quick, precise, painless and with a quick recovery.
NightLase is a non-invasive patient-friendly treatment for increasing quality of sleep. NightLase reduces the effect of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring by means of a gentle, laser-induced tightening effect caused by the contraction of collagen in the oral mucosa tissue.
Simple, Safe and Effective
Fotona’s patented Er:YAG laser modality optimizes the length of laser pulses, allowing for the safe penetration of heat into the oral mucosa tissue. It is gentle enough to be used on the sensitive tissue inside the mouth, but strong enough to provide clinically efficacious heating.
NightLase is easy for any doctor or dentist to perform and has a high success rate in producing a positive change in sleep patterns. Research has shown that NightLase reduces and attenuates snoring and provides an effective, non-invasive way to lessen the effects of sleep apnea.
How long does the treatment last?
It is required 3 consecutive procedures of 20 minutes each, every two weeks. Eventually, we monitor and analyse the results and if necessary we can repeat the treatment in a year.
Is a special sleeping equipment needed?
No, the treatment is done only in Apex Centers. No anaesthesia, no painkillers, no additional use-at-home products.
Removal of ceramic or zircon crowns/veneers
Why a laser?
Minimal invasive ungluing of ceramic or zircon parts is done using the high energy laser. It absorbs the connecting material, in this case the cement, and disconnects the crown or veneer without breaking it. It is a necessary procedure when a temporary, or an old construction needs to be removed and replaced by a new one without the need of a plastic substitute.
Another scenario the procedure is needed, is when a patient needs time to adapt with a new major construction, thus for a limited time the crowns or veneers are installed, then they can be removed and corrected if necessary without breaking. In a third scenario a part can be cemented in a wrong position, which needs to be corrected.
How does the conventional treatment go?
The traditional treatment requires the ceramic or zircon construction to be cut and broken, in order to be removed and then replaced by a new one. Thus once removed, cannot be used again.