Laser Techniques and Advances in Cosmetic Dentistry

Many of the most exciting new developments in cosmetic dentistry concern the use of laser-based techniques, laser technology boasts huge benefits for patients looking for cosmetic dentistry. Let’s take a look at why this is the case.

 

Laser Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening procedures are extremely popular with patients who are looking for cosmetic dentistry, and laser techniques have enhanced the approach that can be taken to whitening teeth. In particular, practitioners offering cosmetic dentistry can use lasers to make whitening solutions produce better results in a smaller span of time (as the power of some bleaching solutions is enhanced by lasers). A laser-based whitening procedure will tend to take no more than two hours, and the results are immediately. Indeed, most cosmetic dentistry offices will advertise that laser dentistry can make your teeth up to ten shades lighter.

 

Surgery

If you are going to undergo cosmetic dentistry procedures that involve surgical intervention, your dentist may offer to use lasers to make incisions (as well as to vaporize tissue). In addition to being used for the treatment of decay or infected teeth, lasers can be used to change the appearance of your gums if you are suffering from gum disease or are an older adult who is concerned about the way that receding gums look.

 

Anxiety

Many people avoid cosmetic dentistry due to dental fears, even though their self-esteem suffers because they do not have the smile they desire. With the increased use of lasers in cosmetic dentistry, more anxious patients are finding the courage to approach their dentists about the possibility of cosmetic dentistry. This is because laser dentistry comes with significant benefits for people with dental phobias. Firstly, cosmetic dentistry that utilizes lasers will tend to be less painful, which makes procedures less traumatic and healing periods less frightening to face. Secondly, lasers are quiet and lack the terrifying heat or noise of a traditional dental drill. Thirdly, if you opt for cosmetic dentistry involving laser technology then you may not even need to have an anesthetic due to the aforementioned fact that laser procedures are typically much less painful.

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