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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 41-45

Lasers in implant dentistry

Department of Prosthodontics, Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Dr. Litty Francis
A-7 Quarters, Medical College Campus, Medical College P.O, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 011, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/jdi.jdi_23_16

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Implantology has become a treatment modality with high acceptance and success rate in the past few decades. Lasers were introduced into the field of clinical dentistry in 1989 with the hope of overcoming some of the drawbacks posed by the conventional dental procedures. The two expanding aspects may be combined to provide the patients with a better clinical experience. Since its first dental application, the use of laser has increased rapidly in the last couple of decades. Their use in implant dentistry has seen an upsurge in the past years. At present, wide varieties of procedures are carried out using lasers. Laser can be classified based on the wavelengths and tissue on which it acts. All available dental laser wavelengths cannot be used in every dental implant situation. The dentist must fully understand the characteristics, merits and demerits, and applicability of the available lasers. The aim of this article is to review the applications of lasers in implant dentistry.

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