Modern dentistry is increasingly geared to the needs of patients with laser therapy and offers a modern and efficient solution for the treatment of a variety of aesthetic requirements.
Depending on its wavelength, the laser beam develops specific effects of the treated area.
Use of laser technology
Erbium-Yag-Laser – Infrared (2940 nm)
Erbium-Yag-Lasers posses the highest rate of water absorption and are used for precise tissue removal. In dentistry it can be used like a regular drill, for contact free removal of enamel, dentin and plastic fillings. It’s been used for the exposure of implants beneath the mucus without bleeding. In the field of dermatology and aesthetics the Erbium-Yag-Laser is considered gold standard for laser surgery and skin resurfacing (laser face lift), where the doctor is able to remove the finest epidermis layers, layer by layer.
Nd-Yag-Laser – infrared (640nm)
Nd-Yag-Lasers demonstrate highest absorption levels with human tissue. This makes them ideal for surgical cuts, disinfections and treatment of deep lying layers. In dentistry, this laser is used for homogenous vaporization with simultaneous disinfection and coagulation. In the field of dermatology and aesthetics, it is used for selective and thermic effects, such as hair removal and sclerotization of vessels.
Diode laser (801nm)
Diode lasers are capable of disinfecting, cutting and coagulate tissue. It is also referred to as surgical laser, because it can replace the surgeon’s scalpel. It’s also been used in periodontics, especially for disinfecting of implant surfaces and for the removal of inflamed tissue. A diode laser has another function, which is also called soft laser technique and is used to stimulate cell function. It causes a photo-clinical reaction inside the tissue, that neither the sun nor artificial light can cause, which speeds up tissue healing process significantly.