For the long, healthy life of your dental implants choose gentle laser therapy with LAPIP in Mesa AZ
In the past 20 years, implants have transformed dentistry. While dental implants are considered the “gold standard” in tooth replacement, even the best implants can “go bad.” According to the makers of Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) and Laser Assisted Perio-Implant Procedure (LAPIP), Millennium Dental Technologies, 80 percent of implant patients will experience some type of complication due to inflammation. The laser dental implants approach with LAPIP resolves these complications in a minimally invasive manner, allowing certified provider Dr. Edward Fritz to save your implant and save your smile.
The warning signs
Peri-implant diseases are commonly compared to progressive gum disease; peri-implant mucositis is akin to early-stage gum disease or gingivitis. It’s an inflammatory reaction to the soft tissues around the implant. If left untreated, this condition can progress similarly to how periodontal disease progresses. Peri-implantitis refers to loss of supporting bone in the tissues that surround your implant. Damage may be irreversible.
Symptoms that may require therapeutic intervention include:
- Plaque build-up
- Redder-than-usual gum tissue
- Thickened tissues
Stop implant failure
Like other types of laser technologies, LAPIP is associated with less sensitivity during and after the procedure than its incisional surgical counterpart. Since the treatment doesn’t use scalpels or sutures, LAPIP is considered to be a conservative treatment that preserves maximum natural tissue and minimizes side effects and risks like bleeding and swelling. Treatment is limited to the diseased and inflamed areas; healthy tissue isn’t touched and remains intact. There is little to recover from, and LAPIP promotes bone regeneration and your body’s own natural healing process.
After determining the exact areas to be treated, Dr. Fritz precisely directs the laser beam toward the trouble tissues. Energy generated from the laser beam and applied to these tissues eliminates the bacteria responsible for disease, as well as the diseased tissues themselves. Contaminants from the implant in the soft tissue are also eliminated. An ultrasonic scaler further removes harmful surface accumulations, and the bone is modified at the time of surgery. Notably, laser technology is used to form a stable clot that contains stem cells from the bone.
Studies reportedly LAPIP successfully reintegrated and stabilized (with bone growth) 95 percent of failing implants. Experience what New Health Dental patients have already enjoyed; the ease of saving implant-retained teeth, without the risks of invasive conventional surgery.