Laser Crown Lengthening

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped ‘caps’ that fit over a natural tooth for aesthetic or structural reasons. A crown may be recommended when a tooth is cracked, broken, or misshapen.

Crown lengthening can be necessary if there isn’t enough of the tooth in place to hold the crown on its own.

Teeth that are broken or affected by tooth decay may prohibit a crown from firmly attaching. Some people seek crown lengthening to alter a “gummy smile,” in which the gums are visible above the teeth when smiling.

Crown lengthening reduces gum tissue and shaves down bone when necessary so more of the tooth is above the gum’s surface. A properly fitted crown allows for better oral hygiene and comfort.

At EGO Dental, we perform crown lengthening by recontouring the gum tissue with a dental laser, and sometimes bone, to expose more of a tooth’s surface for a crown. It’s a common procedure and often takes less than an hour to complete.

Dental Laser – Q & A

What is a dental laser and how does it work?

A dental laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. The beam of light produced by the laser has the ability to remove, vaporise, or shape soft tissues (gums, cheeks and tongue) or hard tissues (removal of decay).

Will it hurt?

Laser dentistry is wonderful because in many cases it will actually decrease any pain of a procedure and also reduce the need for you to require anaesthesia – no needles or injections. While no treatment is always painless, the laser may reduce the need for postoperative pain medication and may reduce swelling and bleeding.

Is it safe?

Lasers have been used in dentistry since the 1990s. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that lasers provide safe and effective treatment for a wide range of applications and as long as it is used by experts like at EGO Dental, it is at least as safe as other dental instruments.

Are any precautions necessary?

Yes. You will be asked to wear special eyeglasses to protect your eyes from the laser light beam.

What about bleeding?

Use of a laser means that there is less blood during soft tissue procedures than there would be with more traditional treatments.

How is laser beneficial in dentistry?

There are a lot of benefits to the laser treatments we offer at our dental clinic and practice:

  • Versatile dental tools
  • Minimally invasive surgery device
  • Allows shorter treatment time
  • Allows you to heal faster
  • Reduces infection risks
  • Laser treatments are cutting edge and precise
  • Laser treatment can remove bacteria and symptoms more quickly and effectively then traditional treatments
  • It can control bleeding during surgery
  • Laser causes less loss of blood as compared to other dental therapies
  • Post treatment – most of the time pain less – discomfort

Is laser safe within dentistry?

Our clinic has professional Dental laser experts who are experienced in their fields and conduct laser treatments in accordance with accepted clinical practices and standards.

We use dental laser in our day to day dental treatments.

If you are not comfortable with the process or have any queries, please feel fee to discuss it with our laser experts and they will explain everything in detail until you are satisfied.

What laser we use?

We use UK made medical Diode laser by QLaze.

Specification:
Medium          GaAlAs Laser Diode Class IV

Wavelength    810 +- 10 nm (nanometres) also available in 980nm
Output Power 0.1-5 watts
Operation       Continuous wave or pulsed at 10, 20, 50Hz & adjustable up to 20000 Hz
Pulse Width    50ms, 30ms, 10ms & custom
Fibre Optic      FC 200-400um single file multi-mode
Aiming Beam  650 nm red Diode laser 2 mW max – adjustable
Sterilization     Handpiece (single use)
Input Power    AC: 100 to 240v, 1amp 47-63Hz DC: 5.1v 5ampLaser category MD1104 GMDN 60340

British Institute Of Laser Dentistry – BILD

EGO Dental Clinic is an active member of British institute of laser dentistry since 2014.

FREE Consultation

At EGO Dental practice, our experts are hugely experienced and conduct all laser treatments in accordance with the latest clinical practices and standards. If you would like to find out more, please feel free to discuss it with our laser experts and they will explain everything to you in detail. We now offering a FREE Consultation – Book you appointment today.