Laser Implant Repair
While implants cannot decay like natural teeth, they can be prone to inflammation, bone loss and gum recession, also known as peri-implantitis. Early intervention is key, and there is nothing better than a laser to do the job. The “conventional” method of treating peri-implantitis involves cutting open the gums, cleaning the area with extra care as to not damage the delicate implant surface, and bone grafting to restore the lost bone. Using the minimally invasive Waterlase Implant Repair Protocol, we are able to clean the implant surface and remove debris and diseased tissue by accessing this area with a thin laser tip that slips neatly between the gum tissue and the implant. Cutting open the gums and bone grafting can often be avoided, making this procedure more comfortable and less costly.
If you have a problem with implants, call us to set up a consultation to see if you are a candidate for laser implant repair!