Save ailing implants with LAPIP, the laser alternative to invasive surgery for peri-implant diseases
Crowns and dentures supported by dental implants are successful in many cases, with patients enjoying their new teeth for decades. In fact, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry reports that implants have a 98 percent success rate. But, despite the best efforts of patients and skilled dentists, complications can arise. While artificial tooth structure doesn’t decay like natural teeth, implants can develop progressive inflammation similar to gum disease. Peri-implant diseases can threaten the bone around implants and the health and longevity of the implant itself. Until Laser Assisted Perio-Implant Procedure (LAPIP) therapy, the only way to resolve this destructive inflammation was to either undergo extensive, invasive surgery or to remove the ailing implant and replace it with a new one, at additional trauma, cost, time, and healing demands to the patient.
LAPIP in Mesa AZ
is the first FDA-cleared laser treatment to specifically treat ailing dental implants and it’s available at your trusted, holistic dental provider, New Health Dental. LAPIP is a great complement to Dr. Edward Fritz and his team’s gentle, conservative, and comfortable services, which include laser gum surgery
. Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) is the first FDA-cleared laser periodontal therapy
. Like LANAP, patients whose implant sites are treated with lasers enjoy many benefits:
- No scalpel
- No sutures
- Proven effective at treating infections
- Halts disease progression
- Regenerates bone around the implant
- Minimal sensitivity
- No swelling, bleeding
- Faster healing
During the procedure, a very thin laser fiber is applied to the treatment area. As with other laser procedures, the energy produced by the device removes destructive bacteria and diseased tissues. Due to the precise nature of this technology, healthy tissue is left intact.
Prevention is the best medicine
Dr. Fritz and the team at New Health Dental monitor your implants during follow-up visits. We’ll look for red flags of peri-implant disease, such as tenderness, redder-than-normal gums, and blood on your toothbrush or floss. Like natural teeth, implants require great oral hygiene. You can still be at risk of developing peri-implant diseases should you have a previous history of gum disease, or medical conditions like diabetes. Whatever the future holds, New Health Dental is pleased to be among the few providers certified to offer LAPIP to save your implant, new tooth, and beautiful, healthy smile.
What our patients say about LAPIP Treatment
"Ive always been scared of going to the dentist and then I came here and Dr. Fritz is the best. For all those people looking for a real dentist he is the one. Highly recommend." Omar M.
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