Dental Laser Fillings
Dental lasers can be part of your treatment plan and play an important role in dentistry. Whilst not all conditions can be treated in this way, many procedures using the laser can be done without anaesthesia.
This is because the laser lacks the heat and vibration of the conventional drill, and there is less trauma to surrounding tissue.
Lasers are more accurate at removing decay than conventional drills and do not cause tiny cracks like conventional drills. Unlike conventional fillings, laser fillings can be done in all parts of the mouth in one visit as less anaesthetic is required.
Why laser dentistry in Melbourne?
Benefits for patients include:
- Less discomfort during and after treatments
- Preservation of natural, healthy teeth whilst targeting decay
- Fewer visits
- Protects teeth against further decay
- Less need for needle and drills
What else can be done with a laser?
- Crown Lengthening: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue (soft tissue laser) and bone (hard tissue laser) to expose healthier tooth structure
- Gummy Smile: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and improve the appearance of a gummy smile
- Muscle Attachment (Frenula): A laser procedure is an ideal treatment option for children who are tongue tied (restricted or tight frenulum)
- Soft Tissue Folds (Epulis): Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of soft tissue folds often caused by ill-fitting dentures