International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 2, Part A
The laser revolution: An auroral glow of contemporary implant dentistry
AUTHOR(S): Gurkaran Preet Singh, Veena Hegde and Prerna Jain
ABSTRACT:Statement of problem:
The parallels in the expansion of implant dentistry and laser science are apparent. As advocates for laser dentistry continue to seek new ways to use the technology and as more practitioners become involved in implant dentistry, it is logical to see the concurrent use of both technologies in clinical practice. However, the use of lasers in implantology has often prompted controversy, due either to the essential photo-thermal action of high powered lasers or to the risks associated with ‘blind’ techniques.
Objective: To evaluate and de-mystify the basis of a wide variety of applications of various laser systems used in surgical as well as non-surgical phases of implant dentistry.
Method of study: A Medline search was completed for various applications of different laser wavelengths as related to implantology. Our review evaluated in vitro examinations, clinical experience and long-term clinical studies. Results and conclusion: The exact selection of the appropriate laser system and wavelength is dependent on laser-tissue interactions. The scientific evaluation of recent literature warrants the use of CO2 lasers primarily for soft tissue lasing with a special emphasis on Er:Cr:YSGG laser belonging to the erbium family and diode family in contemporary implant practice.
Clinical Relevance: This report describes the state-of-the-art application of different laser systems in modern implant dentistry including the path-breaking development as a bio-stimulant.
Pages: 24-29 | 1004 Views 6 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Gurkaran Preet Singh, Veena Hegde, Prerna Jain. The laser revolution: An auroral glow of contemporary implant dentistry. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(2):24-29.