Waterlase MD: Speed, Accuracy, Comfort

Author : Dental Product Shopper
Published Date 03/13/2009
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Laser technology is beginning to profoundly impact the practice of esthetic and restorative dentistry. Having gained Food and Drug Administration approval for use on soft and hard tissues, the number of uses for laser technology increases daily. At a time when it is more important than ever to differentiate your practice, offering laser-assisted dentistry will create new business and help you build on your existing business by offering a wider variety of services.

Read more to find out why  Dr. Robert Lowe chooses Waterlase MD (BIOLASE TECHNOLOGIES) TO:

  • reduce patient discomfort
  • help his practice stand out

Robert A. Lowe DDS - Laser ProceduresLaser technology is beginning to profoundly impact the practice of esthetic and restorative dentistry. Having gained Food and Drug Administration approval for use on soft and hard tissues, the number of uses for laser technology increases daily. At a time when it is more important than ever to differentiate your practice, offering laser-assisted dentistry will create new business and help you build on your existing business by offering a wider variety of services.

Soft-Tissue Procedures: Reduced Discomfort
Esthetic dentistry at its best often means correcting both hard- and soft-tissue abnormalities. Re-creating a harmonic balance between tooth contour, position, and color often requires addressing soft-tissue discrepancies and gingival asymmetries. It has been reported that the use of lasers to perform dental procedures often results in less surgical trauma, which means less postoperative discomfort and more rapid recovery. The zone of necrosis is so minimal from a laser incision that healing is very predictable, which is critical in the esthetic zone.

Hard-Tissue Procedures: No Anesthesia?
Dental lasers use water and air in conjunction with laser energy to ablate hard tissues. Biolase Technologies, the manufacturer of the Waterlase MD, describes a phenomenon called ?hydrophotonics.? Water particles energized by laser energy cut targeted hard tissues along with microexplosions of water. Dental lasers can now be used to remove decay and prepare a cavity for restoration with resin materials. One of the best things about using a Waterlase MD on enamel and dentin is that often local anesthetic is not necessary. For many patients, this is a major breakthrough?. dentistry without a shot! Using the Waterlase MD to remove alveolar bone can be much less traumatic than conventional surgical techniques. The laser cuts only out of the tip, so that when placed parallel to the tooth/root surface, only bone is removed. The side of the tooth/root is not affected by the cutting action of the instrument.

Dental Laser Revolution
The Waterlase MD has allowed me to perform many esthetic procedures faster, more accurately, and more comfortably. The hard- and soft-tissue laser is well on the way to becoming a technology that will revolutionize the way we deliver dental care to our patients. I cannot envision practicing without this amazing tool.

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