Dental Laser uses and types
Dental laser use continues to rise as more powerful lasers come to market and dentists become more aware of their uses. We now use a Solea CO2 laser that allows to efficiently cut hard tissue as well as soft tissue.
Dental Laser treatment options
We currently have and use a couple diode lasers for a variety of soft tissue related treatments and a CO2 hard tissue laser for fillings and surgery.
- Cold sores
- Venous Lake
- Tissue removal for biopsy
- Esthetic gingival re-contouring
- Orthodontic exposure
- Hard and soft tissue crown lengthening
Dental laser use for dental veneer removal
Er:YAG use for veneer removal is something that is possible, but can be challenging depending on several factors. We have a whole post on laser dental veneer removal.
Laser etching for bonding
von Fraunhofer found Er,Cr:YSGG laser etching enamel to be inconsistent and not that helpful. Ceballos found the dentin laser surface to have worse bonding with the Er-YAG laser.
For more information on lasers we use in dentistry check out our laser dentistry page. There you can find information about all procedures and before and after photos.
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